Latvia The human rights situation in the Republic of Latvia remains unfavorable. The ruling coalition formed after the October 2018 parliamentary elections proceeds with its line towards building a mono-ethnic state model. The Russian-speaking population of the country is still seen as a foreign destabilizing element. As a result, the nationalist policy of official authorities … Continue reading "Human Rights situation in certain countries (excerpts), 2020"
Latvia In 2018-2019 the Latvian authorities continued to pursue a consistent policy of historical revisionism, justification and glorification of former SS men and their accomplices, rehabilitation of Nazi criminals. Glorification of Latvian Waffen-SS legionnaires and attempts to present Hitler’s henchmen as “freedom fighters” remain one of the key elements of the evidence base behind the … Continue reading "Regarding the situation with the glorification of Nazism… (excerpt), 2019"
On the unacceptability of abolishing school education in the languages of Latvia’s national minorities On March 22, 2018, the Parliament of the Republic of Latvia has adopted laws on amending the Education Law and the General Education Law. In accordance with these amendments, by the academic year 2021/22, the secondary education shall be provided in … Continue reading "Declaration by Russia’s lower house on minority education in Latvia, 2018"
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"
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"