Hate crime data 2017 (Latvia), 2018

Latvia Latvia regularly reports hate crime data to ODIHR. Latvia’s criminal code contains a general penalty enhancement. Data reported to ODIHR also include offences of incitement to hatred. Data are collected by the Ministry of Interior, law enforcement agencies, the Department of Analysis and Management of the Prosecutor General’s Office, the Courts Administration unit of … Continue reading "Hate crime data 2017 (Latvia), 2018"

“The Responsibility of States”: Protection of Human Rights Defenders in the OSCE Region (2014–2016) (excerpts), 2017

1.3 Confronting stigmatization and marginalization (..) 1.3.4 Ethnic minority human rights defenders (..) 170. In Latvia, a human rights defender informed ODIHR of discrimination by government authorities against himself and two other activists defending the rights of ethnic Russians.163(..) Footnote 163 Input from the Latvian Human Rights Committee of the International Federation of Human Rights Leagues, which provided two … Continue reading "“The Responsibility of States”: Protection of Human Rights Defenders in the OSCE Region (2014–2016) (excerpts), 2017"

ODIHR Limited Election Observation Mission Final Report (excerpts), 2014

VIII. CANDIDATE RIGHTS AND REGISTRATION (..) Notwithstanding the narrowed scope, further review of lustration provisions should be undertaken (..) In a positive development, candidates were no longer required to submit a self-assessment of their proficiency in the Latvian language. Instead, candidates had to sign a declaration confirming their eligibility, including that their knowledge of the Latvian language was … Continue reading "ODIHR Limited Election Observation Mission Final Report (excerpts), 2014"

ODIHR Limited Election Observation Mission Final Report (excerpts), 2011

VI. CANDIDATE REGISTRATION In addition to restrictions to participate in elections as an independent candidate, people declared incompetent by a court decision, those serving prison terms, and persons sentenced for intentionally committed crime, but whose sentence has not yet been expunged, cannot run for elections. In addition, people subject to lustration provisions are prohibited to … Continue reading "ODIHR Limited Election Observation Mission Final Report (excerpts), 2011"