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"
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"
Factual background 2.1. On 14 September 1999, the author obtained a certificate of proficiency in the Latvian language issued by the State Examination Commission of Latgales, a suburb of Riga, with the State seal. On 4 June 2001, the author took a written Latvian language proficiency examination in the Liepâja Branch of the Naturalization Board … Continue reading "HRC decision in Litvina v. Latvia (excerpts), 2007"
B. Positive aspects (..) 4. The Committee welcomes (..) amendments to the election law, removing the language requirement to stand for election and to legislation on trafficking in human beings. The Committee also welcomes the creation of the National Programme for Integration of Society in Latvia and the Society Integration Fund. (..) C. Principal subjects of concern and recommendations … Continue reading "HRC Concluding observations on Latvia (excerpts), 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"