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"
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"
B. Positive aspects 3.The Committee welcomes the recent adoption of new laws, as well as the amendments to the domestic legislation with a view to bringing it into conformity with the principles and provisions of the Convention. In particular, it welcomes the amendment of 1998 of the Citizenship Law according to which all children born … Continue reading "CRC Concluding observations on Latvia (excerpts), 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"
1. The Committee considered the initial, second and third periodic reports of Latvia (CERD/C/309/Add.1) at its 1348th and 1349th meetings (see CERD/C/SR.1348 and 1349), on 11 and 12 August 1999. At its 1367th meeting (see CERD/C/SR.1367), on 23 August 1999, it adopted the following concluding observations. A. Introduction 2. The Committee welcomes the submission of the combined … Continue reading "CERD Concluding observations on Latvia, 1999"