CERD Concluding observations on Latvia, 2003

1. The Committee considered the fourth and fifth periodic reports of Latvia (CERD/C/398/Add.2), which were due on 14 May 1999 and 2001 respectively, submitted as one document, as well as the additional information provided (CERD/C/398/Add.2 (Suppl.)), at its 1598th and 1599th meetings (CERD/C/SR.1598 and 1599), held on 13 and 14 August 2003. At its 1610th meeting (CERD/C/SR.1610), held on … Continue reading "CERD Concluding observations on Latvia, 2003"

HRC views in Ignatane v. Latvia, 2001

Communication No. 884/1999 Submitted by: Ms. Antonina Ignatane (represented by counsel, Ms. Tatyana Zhdanok) Alleged victim: The author State party: Latvia Date of communication: 17 May 1998 (initial submission) The Human Rights Committee, established under article 28 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, Meeting on 25 July 2001, Having concluded its consideration … Continue reading "HRC views in Ignatane v. Latvia, 2001"

CEACR Observation on Latvia under ILO Convention No. 111 (excerpt), 2001

1. Discrimination on the ground of national extraction. In its previous comments the Committee had expressed concern that some of the provisions of the 1999 State Language Act might have a discriminatory effect on the employment or work of the large Russian-speaking minority in the country. It had asked the Government to take into account … Continue reading "CEACR Observation on Latvia under ILO Convention No. 111 (excerpt), 2001"