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"

Report on the human rights situation in the European Union (excerpt), 2014

In 2013, the human rights situation in the Republic of Latvia did not dramatically change and remained rather unfavorable. The ruling nationalist coalition pursued the policy aimed at ignoring the appeals of international specialized organizations and human rights organizations to change the situation and to stop the discriminatory policy against national minorities. The Latvian authorities … Continue reading "Report on the human rights situation in the European Union (excerpt), 2014"

Recommendation by Canada to Latvia: UPR 1st round, 2011

93.42. Revise its legislation to provide automatic acquisition of citizenship by children born to non-citizens after 21 August 1991 (Canada); Document data: Recommednation given on 05.05.2011, available in the report A/HRC/18/9, published 11.07.2011. Link: http://daccess-ods.un.org/access.nsf/Get?Open&DS=A/HRC/18/9&Lang=E Latvia has “partly rejected” the recommendation, see A/HRC/18/9/Add.1 https://undocs.org/en/A/HRC/18/9/Add.1

Recommendations by Russia to Latvia: UPR 1st round, 2011

Accepted by Latvia – 92.10. Codify the prohibition of the propaganda for xenophobia, anti- Semitism, neo-Nazism, and provide for criminal liability for such acts and establish racism as an aggravating circumstance (Russian Federation); Accepted by Latvia – 92.15. Maintain State preschool and general education institutions with education/teaching in minority languages, including the Russian language (Russian Federation); Rejected … Continue reading "Recommendations by Russia to Latvia: UPR 1st round, 2011"