B. Positive aspects 3. The Committee welcomes the State party’s initiatives to revise its legislation in areas of relevance to the Convention, including the: (a) Adoption of Citizenship Law that simplifies the naturalization procedures, in particular for children under 15, in 2013; [..] (j) Law adopted by Parliament on the “Discontinuation of the Non-Citizen’sStatus for … Continue reading "CAT Concluding observations on Latvia (excerpts), 2019"
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"
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"
C. Subjects of concern 6. The Committee expresses concern about the following: (..) (i) The number of persons who lost their legal status as citizens or “non-citizens” and became “illegal” after having temporarily left the country; D. Recommendations 7. The Committee recommends that the State party: (..) (j) Continue to facilitate the integration and naturalization of “non-citizens”; … Continue reading "CAT Concluding observations on Latvia (excerpts), 2004"