ECRI 5th report on Latvia (excerpts on employment), 2018

FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS I Common topics (..) 4. Integration (..) Roma (..) Employment 70. The very low levels of education described above, as well as frequently reported cases of anti-Roma prejudice and discrimination from potential employers result in high rates of unemployment among Roma, which in turn impacts negatively on their standard of living. The … Continue reading "ECRI 5th report on Latvia (excerpts on employment), 2018"

Concluding observations on Latvia (excerpt on employment) 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”; (..) 16.While taking note of the State party’s statement dealing with the historical circumstances leading to the Constitutional protection of the Latvian … Continue reading "Concluding observations on Latvia (excerpt on employment) CERD, 2018"

FCNM Advisory Committee 3rd opinion on Latvia (excerpt on employment), 2018

II. ARTICLE-BY-ARTICLE FINDINGS Article 4 of the Framework Convention Protection against discrimination (..) Present situation (..) 48. In this context the Advisory Committee further notes that language requirements are applied to virtually all professions and positions included in the classification of professions listed in appendices to the “Regulation of the Level of Proficiency in the … Continue reading "FCNM Advisory Committee 3rd opinion on Latvia (excerpt on employment), 2018"

CEACR Direct Request to Latvia under ILO Convention No. 111 (excerpt), 2017

Article 2. Equality of opportunity and treatment of women and men. (..) Further, the Committee asks the Government to report (..) and on the participation of Roma, as well as other minority women, in education, training and employment promotion opportunities. Equality of opportunity and treatment irrespective of race, colour, national extraction or social origin. Roma. … Continue reading "CEACR Direct Request to Latvia under ILO Convention No. 111 (excerpt), 2017"

CEACR Observation on Latvia under ILO Convention No. 111 (excerpt), 2017

Article 1(2) of the Convention. Discrimination on the basis of national extraction. For a number of years the Committee has been expressing its concern over the discriminatory impact that the language requirements of the Law on State Language 1999 might have on the employment or occupational opportunities of minority groups, including the large Russian-speaking minority. … Continue reading "CEACR Observation on Latvia under ILO Convention No. 111 (excerpt), 2017"