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"

Concluding observations on Latvia (excerpt on other language issues) 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 other language issues) CERD, 2018"

Concluding observations on Latvia (excerpt on employment) 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”; (..) 16.While taking note of the State party’s statement dealing with the historical circumstances leading to the Constitutional protection of the Latvian … Continue reading "Concluding observations on Latvia (excerpt on employment) CERD, 2018"

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

18.The Committee is concerned about the reports of the high number of persons from ethnic minorities among the prison population, including ethnic Russians and Roma. (..) 19. Recalling its general recommendation No. 31 (2005) on the prevention of racial discrimination in the administration and functioning of the criminal justice system, the Committee recommends that the … Continue reading "Concluding observations on Latvia (excerpt on Roma) CERD, 2018"

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

5.The Committee also welcomes the following legislative and policy measures taken by the State party: (..) (c)Amendments to the Citizenship Law in 2013 to simplify the acquisition and naturalization procedures, in particular for children under 15; (d)The organization of campaigns with regard to naturalization and targeted counselling for “non-citizens”; (..) 20.While noting the efforts by … Continue reading "Concluding observations on Latvia (excerpt on citizenship) CERD, 2018"