Report on the visit to Latvia by CoE Commissioner for Human Rights (excerpts on language), 2004

IV. PROTECTION OF MINORITIES (..) 2. Protection of the rights of minorities 66. As already stated, Latvia is a country whose population is to a great extent made up of minorities – Russian, Polish, Bielorussian, Ukrainian and other. Most persons belonging to these minorities speak Russian as their native language. This is of course largely the result of … Continue reading "Report on the visit to Latvia by CoE Commissioner for Human Rights (excerpts on language), 2004"

Report on the visit to Latvia by CoE Commissioner for Human Rights (excerpts on citizenship), 2004

IV. PROTECTION OF MINORITIES 23. As in most Council of Europe member countries, the population of Latvia includes several sizeable minorities. However, a large proportion of people belonging to minorities do not have Latvian citizenship, and that poses a real problem for Latvian society as a whole. 1. The citizenship issue 24. Building a post-independence society and Latvia’s … Continue reading "Report on the visit to Latvia by CoE Commissioner for Human Rights (excerpts on citizenship), 2004"