Appendix – Specific case-studies examined in the context of this report [..] Latvia 1. Certain elements of the situation of national minorities in Latvia bear similarities to those in Ukraine. A majority – 62.1% – of the population identifies as Latvian, 26.9% as Russian, 3.3% as Belarusian, 2.2% as Ukrainian and the same proportion as … Continue reading "Report “Preserving national minorities in Europe” (excerpt), 2021"
(..) 9. Azerbaijan, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, “the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia”, Poland and Slovenia have conditional safeguards which do not provide full protection against the statelessness of children, as they only function if a child’s parents are stateless or of unknown citizenship and do not function in circumstances … Continue reading "Resolution 2099 “The need to eradicate statelessness of children” (excerpts), 2016"
1. Latvia has specific demographic features relating to the ethnic make-up of its population, as well as a specific policy towards national minorities and inter-ethnic relations, and has, for these reasons, been a centre of attention both at the Council of Europe since it joined in 1995 and in other international organisations. Of the 2.3 … Continue reading "PACE Resolution 1527 (2006) “Rights of national minorities in Latvia”, 2006"
1. The Assembly welcomes the substantial progress Latvia has made towards honouring its commitments and obligations as a member state since its accession to the Council of Europe on 10 February 1995. Latvia has thus met most of the objectives and deadlines set out in Assembly Opinion No. 183 (1995): i. Latvia had already ratified … Continue reading "PACE Resolution 1236 (2001) “Honouring of obligations and commitments by Latvia”, 2001"