Letter to Latvia on language of instruction in pre-schools by 4 Special Rapporteurs (excerpt), 2019

We have the honour to address you in our capacities as Special Rapporteur on the right to education; Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression, Special Rapporteur on minority issues and Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance, pursuant to … Continue reading "Letter to Latvia on language of instruction in pre-schools by 4 Special Rapporteurs (excerpt), 2019"

Letter to Latvia on language of instruction in tertiary education by 3 Special Rapporteurs (excerpts), 2018

We have the honour to address you in our capacities as Special Rapporteur on the right to education; Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression and Special Rapporteur on minority issues, pursuant to Human Rights Council resolutions 26/17, 34/18 and 34/6. In this connection, we would like to bring … Continue reading "Letter to Latvia on language of instruction in tertiary education by 3 Special Rapporteurs (excerpts), 2018"

Concluding observations on Latvia (excerpt on hate crime/speech) CERD, 2018

5. The Committee also welcomes the following legislative and policy measures taken by the State party: (..) (b) Amendments to Article 74 of the Criminal Law in 2014 to criminalize “public glorification of genocide, crime against humanity, crime against peace or war crime…”; (..) 14.The Committee is concerned that unofficial data show a higher number … Continue reading "Concluding observations on Latvia (excerpt on hate crime/speech) CERD, 2018"

Concluding observations on Latvia (excerpt on anti-discrimination law) CERD, 2018

5.The Committee also welcomes the following legislative and policy measures taken by the State party: (a)Amendments in 2004 and 2006 to article 29 of the Labour Law to clarify the term “racial discrimination”; (..) 12.While noting certain amendments to a few provisions in the Labour Law, the Code of Administrative Offences and the Criminal Law … Continue reading "Concluding observations on Latvia (excerpt on anti-discrimination law) CERD, 2018"

Concluding observations on Latvia (excerpt on participation) CERD, 2018

16.While taking note of the State party’s statement dealing with the historical circumstances leading to the Constitutional protection of the Latvian language, the Committee is concerned at the reports that the current language policies discriminate against ethnic minorities in the fields of education and employment, public and political life and access to services. In particular, … Continue reading "Concluding observations on Latvia (excerpt on participation) CERD, 2018"