II. Follow-up measures taken and progress achieved by the State party (..) 4. The Committee notes with appreciation the adoption or amendment of the following legislative measures: (..) (d) The amendment to the Citizenship Law, simplifying the acquisition of citizenship and naturalization procedures for children under 15 years, in May 2013; (..) III. Main areas of concern … Continue reading "CRC Concluding observations on Latvia (excerpts), 2016"
C. Principal matters of concern and recommendations (..) Non-discrimination of “non-citizen” residents and linguistic minorities 7. The Committee remains concerned at the status of “non-citizen” residents and the situation of linguistic minorities. In particular, it is concerned about the impact of the State language policy on the enjoyment of the rights in the Covenant, without any discrimination, by … Continue reading "HRC Concluding observations on Latvia (excerpts), 2014"
Non-citizen residents 16. While welcoming the significant reduction in the number of so-called “non-citizen residents” from 29 per cent in 1995 to 13 per cent at present and the amendments to the Citizenship Law introduced in May 2013 allowing for a simplified naturalization procedure, the Committee is concerned at the large number of non-citizens residing permanently … Continue reading "CAT Concluding observations on Latvia (excerpts), 2013"
Views of the Human Rights Committee under article 5, paragraph 4, of the Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political rights (one hundredth session) concerning Communication No. 1621/2007∗∗ ** The following members of the Committee participated in the examination of the present communication: Mr. Abdelfattah Amor, Mr. Prafullachandra Natwarlal Bhagwati, Mr. Lazhari … Continue reading "HRC views in Raihman v. Latvia, 2010"
B. Positive aspects 3. The Committee notes with appreciation that in the period since the consideration of the last periodic report, the State party has acceded to or ratified a number of international instruments, including: (..) c) The Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities, on 6 June 2005; (..) Rights of vulnerable groups and discrimination 19. While noting … Continue reading "CAT Concluding observations on Latvia (excerpts), 2008"