3rd Status Report on the Action Plan on the Situation of Roma (excerpts), 2018

II Implementation of the Action Plan 1 Participation of Roma and Sinti in electoral processes [..] 1.3 Participation of Roma and Sinti as candidates in elections [..] Progress regarding the participation of Roma and Sinti as candidates in electoral processes [..] In Latvia, the CEC provides statistics on the ethnicity of the candidates. However, many … Continue reading "3rd Status Report on the Action Plan on the Situation of Roma (excerpts), 2018"

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"

Holocaust Memorial Days: An overview (excerpts), 2018

Chapter I: Commemoration Overview Of the 57 OSCE participating States, 36 provided responses to the section of the ODIHR questionnaire concerning their efforts to promote Holocaust commemoration.17 The answers indicate that the Holocaust and the extermination and persecution of Roma and Sinti during this time are commemorated widely throughout the OSCE area. Thirty-three participating States … Continue reading "Holocaust Memorial Days: An overview (excerpts), 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"