The Most Resonant Human Rights Violations in Certain Countries (excerpts), 2021

The rights of linguistic minorities continue to be violated in the country. Thus, the Latvian government has banned the delivery of printed materials on vaccination against COVID-19 in Russian to residents. The scope of teaching in minority languages is decreasing. A «requirement of loyalty» (loyalty to the state) is being imposed on teachers and school … Continue reading "The Most Resonant Human Rights Violations in Certain Countries (excerpts), 2021"

Recommendation by Belarus to Latvia: UPR 2nd round, 2016

118.8 Implement provisions of criminal legislation aimed at combatingracially motivated crimes and prosecute those responsible, as well as increase awareness among persons belonging to national minorities about the means available for legal protection from discrimination and hatred (Belarus); [accepted by Latvia] 118.22 Submit its national report to the Committee on the Elimination ofRacial Discrimination, which … Continue reading "Recommendation by Belarus to Latvia: UPR 2nd round, 2016"

The Most Resonant Human Rights Violations in Certain Countries 2014 (excerpts), 2015

LATVIA Human rights defenders note remaining difference between Latvian citizens and non-citizens rights, attributing it however to peculiarities of the institute of noncitizenship’s development in Latvia. According to the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights N. Muižnieks, the questions of noncitizenship in Latvia have rather political than human rights character. At the same time, … Continue reading "The Most Resonant Human Rights Violations in Certain Countries 2014 (excerpts), 2015"