UNHCR welcomes Latvia’s decision to grant automatic citizenship at birth to children of “non-citizens”, 2019

UNHCR welcomes the fact that Latvia’s Parliament has adopted legislative changes that will entitle children born after 1 January 2020 to parents who are considered “non-citizens” under the law to automatic Latvian citizenship at birth. Access to nationality, in particular for children, is a fundamental human right recognized in international legal instruments, including the Universal … Continue reading "UNHCR welcomes Latvia’s decision to grant automatic citizenship at birth to children of “non-citizens”, 2019"

UNHCR submission for UPR 2nd round on Latvia (excerpt), 2015

I. BACKGROUND INFORMATION (..) Latvia has also acceded to the 1961 Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness (the 1961 Convention) in 1992 and to the 1954 Convention relating to the Status of Stateless Persons (the 1954 Convention) in 1999. (..) Stateless persons: According to the OCMA, as of 01 January 2015, there were some 262,622 “non-citizens” and … Continue reading "UNHCR submission for UPR 2nd round on Latvia (excerpt), 2015"