Recommendation 412(2018), excerpts, CLRA, 2018

4. The Congress notes that the following points call for particular attention:


e. the category of the population called “non-citizens” which is still part of Latvian society and is not allowed to vote for local elections.

5. In light of the foregoing, Congress requests that the Committee of Ministers invite the authorities of Latvia to:


e. grant voting rights to local elections for non-citizens to guarantee a better exercise of political rights by this part of the population;

f. sign and ratify the Additional Protocol to the European Charter of Local Self-Government on the right to participate in the affairs of a local authority, of 16 November 2009 (CETS No. 207).

Document data: adopted 27.03.2018 Link: Also available in Russian

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