Rapporteur on racism, report on GA resolution on glorification of Nazism etc. (excerpt), 2017

III. Contributions received from non-governmental and other organizations (..) D. International Federation for Human Rights — Latvian Human Rights Committee 71. The Latvian Human Rights Committee of the International Federation for Human Rights drew the Special Rapporteur’s attention to the increasing number of events honouring Nazi collaborators, including a march that took place on 16 March 2017 in Riga honouring … Continue reading "Rapporteur on racism, report on GA resolution on glorification of Nazism etc. (excerpt), 2017"

Rapporteur on racism, report on GA resolution on glorification of Nazism etc. (excerpt), 2016

III. Contributions received from non-governmental and other organizations (..) B. Latvian Anti­-Nazi Committee 59. The Latvian Anti-­Nazi Committee expressed concern over the growth in neo-Nazi sentiment across Latvia. According to the Committee, several political figures have allegedly claimed that the annexation of Latvia as part of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics in 1940 was a heinous crime … Continue reading "Rapporteur on racism, report on GA resolution on glorification of Nazism etc. (excerpt), 2016"

Rapporteur on racism, report on GA resolution on glorification of Nazism etc. (excerpt), 2015

III. Contributions received from non-governmental and other organizations E. Latvian Human Rights Committee 68. The Latvian Human Rights Committee addressed the events and actions taken during the years 2014-2015. The organization’s first main concern was the glorification of the Latvian Legion of Waffen SS, the main Latvian unit that fought alongside the Nazis in the Pskov region of … Continue reading "Rapporteur on racism, report on GA resolution on glorification of Nazism etc. (excerpt), 2015"

Rapporteur on racism, report on GA resolution on glorification of Nazism etc. (excerpt), 2013

III. Contributions received from intergovernmental, non-governmental and other organizations (..) E. Latvian Human Rights Committee 126. The non-governmental organization provided information on existing public and political support for a commemorative celebration of a national Waffen SS legion that fought alongside the Nazis. It is reported that annual marches continue to be held and attract several thousand participants. The … Continue reading "Rapporteur on racism, report on GA resolution on glorification of Nazism etc. (excerpt), 2013"

Report on a visit to Latvia by the Expert on effects of foreign debt (excerpts), 2013

IV. Realization of human rights (..) F. Minorities 74. The population of Latvia is approximately 2.2 million (according to 2012 estimates). Ethnic Latvians constituted 59.5 per cent of the population in January 2012. Other ethnic groups include Russians (28.3 per cent), Belarusians (3.7 per cent) and Ukrainians (2.5 per cent), Poles (2.4 per cent), Lithuanians (1.4 per cent), … Continue reading "Report on a visit to Latvia by the Expert on effects of foreign debt (excerpts), 2013"