Paragraph 21 (a) of the Concluding Observations The Committee welcomes the measures taken by the State party to facilitate access to the naturalization process, including the introduction of reductions and exemptions from naturalisation fees for certain vulnerable groups, the launch of a project by the Office of Citizenship and Migration Affairs in April 2019 to … Continue reading "CERD follow-up letter to Latvia on citizenship & Roma (excerpt), 2020"
Excellency, I would like to refer to your communication received on 8 July 2019 in response to the Committee’s letter of 10 May 2019 adopted under its early warning and urgent action procedure, in accordance with article 9 (1) of the Convention and article 65 of its Rules of Procedure, regarding the new regulation on … Continue reading "Letter to Latvia on kindergartens, August 2019"
Excellency, I would like to inform you that in the course of its 98th Session, the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination considered information received under its early warning and urgent action procedure, related to the new regulation on pre-school education (No. 716) and minority rights, in Latvia. The information received indicates that on … Continue reading "Letter to Latvia on kindergartens, May 2019"
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"
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"