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 … Continue reading "Recommendation 412(2018), excerpts, CLRA, 2018"
4. The Congress notes with concern that: (..) f. in spite of the efforts made by the Latvian authorities to promote social cohesion, there are still restrictions on the participation in public affairs of non-citizens who identify with a national minority, including the failure to allow them to vote in local elections. 5. The Congress recommends that the Committee … Continue reading "CLRA Recommendation 317 “Local and regional democracy in Latvia” (excerpts), 2011"
Recommendation 257 (2008)1 Local democracy in Latvia: the participation of non-citizens in public and political life at local level The Congress, bearing in mind the proposal of the Chamber of Local Authorities: 1. Refers to Article 2, paragraph 1.b, of Statutory Resolution (2000) 1 of the Congress, which provides that one of the objectives of the Congress is … Continue reading "CLRA Recommendation 257 “Local democracy in Latvia”, 2008"
The Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of Europe, (..) 9. Considering the large number of Latvian residents who have no political or civic rights, reaching nearly 50% of the population in some cities, such as the capital, and having regard to the Preamble of the European Charter of Local Self-Government: a) Believes that it … Continue reading "CLRA Recommendation 47(1998), excerpt, 1998"
B. Background information on Latvia [..] 7. The issue of citizenship According to Article 5 of the Law on the Election of the Town/City “Dome“, Regional Council and Rural Municipality Council, ‘The rights to elect the Dome (Council) are granted to the citizens of the Republic of Latvia…’. Such a norm is not unusual in … Continue reading "Report of CLRA observers in local elections (excerpts), 1994"