Report on the visit to Latvia by the Rapporteur on racism (excerpt on hate speech/crime), 2008

II. POLITICAL AND LEGAL STRATEGY OF THE PUBLIC AUTHORITIES A. The legal and institutional framework to combat racism and racial discrimination 1. Constitutional and legislative provisions (..) 21. Incitement to national or racial hatred is prohibited under section 78 of the Criminal Code and carries a punishment of up to three years of detention. The restriction of … Continue reading "Report on the visit to Latvia by the Rapporteur on racism (excerpt on hate speech/crime), 2008"

Report on the visit to Latvia by the Rapporteur on racism (excerpt on anti-discrimination law), 2008

I. GENERAL BACKGROUND (..) D. International human rights instruments 14. Latvia is a State party to the core international human rights instruments, including the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and its first Optional Protocol, the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination. … Continue reading "Report on the visit to Latvia by the Rapporteur on racism (excerpt on anti-discrimination law), 2008"

Report on the visit to Latvia by the Rapporteur on racism (excerpt on Roma), 2008

I. GENERAL BACKGROUND (..) B. Demographic, ethnic and religious composition 10. Due to its historical legacy and geographical position, Latvia has developed a multicultural society with a core Latvian national identity. Out of its population of around 2.2 million, 59 per cent are of Latvian origin and 28.5 per cent of Russian descent. Other sizeable ethnic groups are … Continue reading "Report on the visit to Latvia by the Rapporteur on racism (excerpt on Roma), 2008"