FCNM Advisory Committee 3rd opinion on Latvia (excerpt on ratifications & Latgalian), 2018

II. ARTICLE-BY-ARTICLE FINDINGS (..) Article 3 of the Framework Convention Personal scope of application of the Framework Convention (..) Present situation (..) 31. The Advisory Committee notes the fact that in practice, citizens and “non-citizens” enjoy virtually equal access to rights, apart from the right to serve in the armed forces, the police and a … Continue reading "FCNM Advisory Committee 3rd opinion on Latvia (excerpt on ratifications & Latgalian), 2018"

FCNM Advisory Committee 3rd opinion on Latvia (excerpts on education)

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY (..) A large number of schools offering instruction in minority languages continue to operate in Latvia, and the proportion of children studying national minority programmes has remained stable in the last decade, at over 25% of the total number of children. Schools using lesser-spoken national minority languages, such as Belarusian, Estonian, Hebrew, Lithuanian, … Continue reading "FCNM Advisory Committee 3rd opinion on Latvia (excerpts on education)"

FCNM Advisory Committee 3rd opinion on Latvia (excerpts on citizenship)

I. MAIN FINDINGS (..) General overview of the implementation of the Framework Convention after three monitoring cycles 10. Latvia has maintained a consistent policy based on an open approach with regard to the personal scope of application of the Framework Convention, albeit restricted to persons holding Latvian citizenship. The authorities have introduced measures to reduce … Continue reading "FCNM Advisory Committee 3rd opinion on Latvia (excerpts on citizenship)"

FCNM Advisory Committee 3rd opinion on Latvia (excerpts on hate crime/speech), 2018

I MAIN FINDINGS (..) Combating discrimination and promoting tolerance 17. The number of hate crimes recorded by police in Latvia is low. Data on the prevalence of racially motivated crimes and on the number of cases relating to hate crime and incitement to racial hatred is systematically collected and reported. Furthermore, Latvia actively participates in … Continue reading "FCNM Advisory Committee 3rd opinion on Latvia (excerpts on hate crime/speech), 2018"

FCNM Advisory Committee 3rd opinion on Latvia (excerpt on statistics), 2018

II. ARTICLE-BY-ARTICLE FINDINGS (..) Article 4 of the Framework Convention (..) Collection of data and promotion of effective equality Recommendations from the two previous cycles of monitoring 53. The Advisory Committee called on the authorities to identify appropriate means to more clearly assess the situation relating to access to rights of persons belonging to national … Continue reading "FCNM Advisory Committee 3rd opinion on Latvia (excerpt on statistics), 2018"