ECRI 5th report on Latvia (excerpts on anti-discrimination law & ratifications), 2018

I Common topics 1. Legislation against racism and racial discrimination Protocol No. 12 to the European Convention on Human Rights 1. Latvia signed Protocol No. 12 to the European Convention on Human Rights on 4 November 2000, but still has not ratified it. In its third and fourth reports on Latvia, ECRI had recommended that … Continue reading "ECRI 5th report on Latvia (excerpts on anti-discrimination law & ratifications), 2018"

Concluding observations on Latvia (excerpt on anti-discrimination law) CERD, 2018

5.The Committee also welcomes the following legislative and policy measures taken by the State party: (a)Amendments in 2004 and 2006 to article 29 of the Labour Law to clarify the term “racial discrimination”; (..) 12.While noting certain amendments to a few provisions in the Labour Law, the Code of Administrative Offences and the Criminal Law … Continue reading "Concluding observations on Latvia (excerpt on anti-discrimination law) CERD, 2018"

FCNM Advisory Committee 3rd opinion on Latvia (excerpts on anti-discrimination law), 2018

I. MAIN FINDINGS Legislative and institutional framework 13. The Constitution guarantees the equality of all persons living in Latvia before the law and the enjoyment of rights without any discrimination. Specific provisions on nondiscrimination and prohibition of differential treatment are incorporated in various laws, including the Law on Social Security, the Criminal Law, the Consumer … Continue reading "FCNM Advisory Committee 3rd opinion on Latvia (excerpts on anti-discrimination law), 2018"

A comparative analysis of non-discrimination law in Europe 2017 (excerpts)

This document has been prepared for the European Commission however it reflects the views only of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein. (..) National experts: (..) Latvia [:] Non-discrimination [:] Anhelita Kamenska (..) 1 PROTECTED GROUNDS OF DISCRIMINATION (..) 1.2 … Continue reading "A comparative analysis of non-discrimination law in Europe 2017 (excerpts)"

OHCHR Summary of stakeholders’ information for UPR 2nd round on Latvia, 2015

The present report is a summary of 7 stakeholders’ submissions1 to the universal periodic review. It follows the general guidelines adopted by the Human Rights Council in its decision 17/119. It does not contain any opinions, views or suggestions on the part of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), nor any judgement or determination … Continue reading "OHCHR Summary of stakeholders’ information for UPR 2nd round on Latvia, 2015"