Co-operation agreement of the parties forming the Kariņš Cabinet (excerpts), 2019

II Rules of co-operation (..) 2.7. The issues concerning (..) amendments to the Citizenship Law, except the case mentioned in paragraph 2.8.1. of the present agreement (..) and such amendments, which worsen the situation of the Latvian language, to laws regulating the use of the language (..) can only be decided based on the principle … Continue reading "Co-operation agreement of the parties forming the Kariņš Cabinet (excerpts), 2019"

Second survey on discrimination and hate crime against Jews in the EU (excerpt), 2018

Annex 2 (..) In the end, 200 respondents completed the questionnaire in Latvia. An assessment of the data quality confirms that all the measures did not produce robust and comparable results. Main results Looking at the Latvian sample, more men (61 %) than women (39 %) took part in the survey. The respondents are nearly equally distributed … Continue reading "Second survey on discrimination and hate crime against Jews in the EU (excerpt), 2018"

ECRI 5th report on Latvia (excerpts on Anti-Semitism and historical memory), 2018

FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS I Common topics (..) 2. Hate Speech17 17 According to ECRI’s GPR No. 15 on combating hate speech, “hate speech” shall mean the advocacy, promotion or incitement, in any form, of the denigration, hatred or vilification of a person or group of persons, as well as any harassment, insult, negative stereotyping, stigmatization … Continue reading "ECRI 5th report on Latvia (excerpts on Anti-Semitism and historical memory), 2018"

FCNM Advisory Committee 3rd opinion on Latvia (excerpts on religion & on Anti-Semitism), 2018

II. ARTICLE-BY-ARTICLE FINDINGS (..) Article 6 of the Framework Convention Protection against discrimination, hostility or violence on ethnic grounds (..) Present situation (..) 74. Freedom of speech contained in Article 100 of the Constitution and in international human rights treaties is a fundamental right protected by law in Latvia. Freedom of speech does not encompass … Continue reading "FCNM Advisory Committee 3rd opinion on Latvia (excerpts on religion & on Anti-Semitism), 2018"