2019 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices (excerpts), 2020

Section 1. Respect for the Integrity of the Person, Including Freedom from: [..] D. ARBITRARY ARREST OR DETENTION [..] ARREST PROCEDURES AND TREATMENT OF DETAINEES [..] Nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) reported that the information sheets often used dense, legalistic language and were available only in Latvian even for detainees who spoke Russian as a first language. … Continue reading "2019 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices (excerpts), 2020"

CEDAW concluding comments on Latvia (excerpts on citizenship and participation), 2020

B. Positive aspects 4. The Committee welcomes the progress achieved since the consideration in 2004 of the State party’s combined initial, second and third periodic reports in undertaking legislative reforms, in particular the adoption of the following: (a) Law on the Discontinuation of Non-citizen’s Status for Children, in 2019; [..] [..] E. Principal areas of … Continue reading "CEDAW concluding comments on Latvia (excerpts on citizenship and participation), 2020"

ECSR conclusions on Latvia under Article 17 RESC (excerpt on citizenship), 2020

Article 17 – Right of children and young persons to social, legal and economic protection Paragraph 1 – Assistance, education and training The Committee takes note of the information contained in the report submitted by Latvia. The legal status of the child The Committee has noted with concern the increasing number of children in Europe … Continue reading "ECSR conclusions on Latvia under Article 17 RESC (excerpt on citizenship), 2020"

Human Rights situation in certain countries (excerpts), 2020

Latvia The human rights situation in the Republic of Latvia remains unfavorable. The ruling coalition formed after the October 2018 parliamentary elections proceeds with its line towards building a mono-ethnic state model. The Russian-speaking population of the country is still seen as a foreign destabilizing element. As a result, the nationalist policy of official authorities … Continue reading "Human Rights situation in certain countries (excerpts), 2020"

Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania: Background and U.S.-Baltic Relations (excerpts), 2020

[..] Potential Hybrid Threats In recent years, tensions between Russia and the Baltic states have been exacerbated by [..] and a Russian propaganda offensive directed at Russian speakers in the Baltic states. [..] Disinformation Campaigns and Ethnic Russians in Baltic States The presence of a large ethnic Russian population in the Baltic states is a … Continue reading "Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania: Background and U.S.-Baltic Relations (excerpts), 2020"