Commissioner’s statement on language policies (excerpts), 2019

Promoting social cohesion through balanced policies on languages [..] The Advisory Committee on the FCNM has consistently emphasised, in respect of a range of countries, including Estonia, Georgia, Latvia, Moldova, North Macedonia, Romania, Slovakia, Ukraine and the Russian Federation, that policies on the use of languages should aim to reconcile the needs of different groups … Continue reading "Commissioner’s statement on language policies (excerpts), 2019"

Report on the implementation of national Roma integration strategies (excerpts), 2019

I. SUBSTANTIVE POLICY AREAS [..] 1. EDUCATION [..] 1.1. Focus of measures [..] Distribution of education measures by relevance to the respective sub-areas of the Council Recommendation Thematic sub-area MS Fight early school-leaving AT, BE, BG, CY, ES, EL, HU, HR, IT, LV, LT, LU, NL, PT, RO, SE, SK, UK Consider the needs of … Continue reading "Report on the implementation of national Roma integration strategies (excerpts), 2019"

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"