4. ECRI reiterates its recommendation that Latvia sign and/or ratify the following international instruments: Protocol No. 12 to the European Convention on Human Rights, the European Social Charter (Revised), the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages, the European Convention on Nationality, the Convention on the Participation of Foreigners in Public Life at Local Level and the International Convention … Continue reading "ECRI 4th report on Latvia (excerpt on ratifications), 2011"
The present report is a summary of 6 stakeholders’ submissions1 to the universal periodic review. It follows the structure of the general guidelines adopted by the Human Rights Council. 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 in … Continue reading "OHCHR Summary of stakeholders’ information for UPR 1st round on Latvia (excerpts), 2011"
Introduction (..) The research involved interviewing employer organisations or associations, individual employers, trade union confederations and individual trade unionists and many NGOs between March and June 2009. It resulted in 27 national reports and this final comparative report (..) Controversies over definitions (..) The directive does not define what ‘ethnic or racial origin’ should be taken to mean. Many countries explicitly … Continue reading "The impact of the Racial Equality Directive – Views of trade unions and employers (excerpts), 2010"
3.5. Russians Who was surveyed? EU-MIDIS surveyed some of the largest ethnic minority, migrant and national minorities in the EU. In this regard, the Russian community represents a significant proportion of the population in a number of EU Member States – namely: Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania (..) (..) many Russian respondents in the Baltic States of Estonia, … Continue reading "EU Minorities and Discrimination Survey – Main Results Report (excerpts), 2009"
3.The European framework: Law and policy 3.1. The impact of the Racial Equality Directive (..) 3.1.1. The competences of the equality bodies The impact of the Racial Equality Directive as a legal tool to combatdiscrimination in housing varies between Member States. Thus in some cases the directive has had no impact, either because it has … Continue reading "Housing conditions of Roma and Travellers in the European Union (excerpts), 2009"