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"

2018 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices, 2019

Section 1. Respect for the Integrity of the Person, Including Freedom from: [..] E. DENIAL OF FAIR PUBLIC TRIAL [..] PROPERTY RESTITUTION No Jewish communal property or restitution law is in effect, and Jewish communal property restitution dating from the Holocaust era remained incomplete. While the Jewish community estimated that approximately 270 properties still required … Continue reading "2018 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices, 2019"

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"