Concluding observations on Latvia (excerpt on statistics) CERD, 2018

Statistics

6. The Committee remains concerned about the lack of statistics on the enjoyment of economic and social rights by persons belonging to various ethnic groups. The Committee is also concerned about the lack of statistics on the representation of ethnic minorities in political life and the limited public data on the ethnic composition of the prison population (art. 2).

7. Drawing attention to the revised guidelines for reporting under the Convention (CERD/C/2007/1, paras. 10-12) and recalling its general recommendation No. 24 (1999), the Committee recommends that the State party collect and publicize reliable statistics on the social and economic situation of the different ethnic groups, disaggregated by relevant indicators, including inter alia sex, and by areas where minority groups live in substantial numbers, in order to provide an adequate empirical basis for policies to enhance the equal enjoyment of rights under the Convention. The Committee also recommends that the State party collect and publish data on the ethnic composition of the prison population and on the representation of minority groups in political life. The Committee requests the State party to provide it with such information in its next periodic report.

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Access to justice

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19. Recalling its general recommendation No. 31 (2005) on prevention of racial discrimination in the administration and functioning of the criminal justice system, the Committee recommends that the State party:
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(b) Collect and publish statistics on the ethnic composition of the prison population at regular intervals;


Document data: adopted 23.08.2018, public 30.08.2018. CERD/C/LVA/CO/6-12 Link:  https://tbinternet.ohchr.org/_layouts/treatybodyexternal/Download.aspx?symbolno=CERD%2fC%2fLVA%2fCO%2f6-12 (also in Russian)

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