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 hate crime/speech), 2018

FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS I Common topics 1. Legislation against racism1 and racial discrimination2 1 According to ECRI’s General Policy Recommendation (GPR) No.7, “racism” shall mean the belief that a ground such as “race”, colour, language, religion, nationality or national or ethnic origin justifies contempt for a person or a group of persons, or the notion … Continue reading "ECRI 5th report on Latvia (excerpts on hate crime/speech), 2018"

Hate crime data 2017 (Latvia), 2018

Latvia Latvia regularly reports hate crime data to ODIHR. Latvia’s criminal code contains a general penalty enhancement. Data reported to ODIHR also include offences of incitement to hatred. Data are collected by the Ministry of Interior, law enforcement agencies, the Department of Analysis and Management of the Prosecutor General’s Office, the Courts Administration unit of … Continue reading "Hate crime data 2017 (Latvia), 2018"

Party election results and programmes (excerpts on minorities), 2018

“Harmony” – 19.8 %, 23 seats (3,2 %, 1 seat down from 2014) “We shall introduce trilingual education”=”Ieviesīsim trilingvālu izglītību” https://sv2018.cvk.lv/pub/CandidateLists/CandidateList?id=ZTTi%2BonHCl%2BU6o9Y9odlVw%3D%3D New Conservative Party – 13.6 %, 16 seats (12.9 %, 16 seats up from 2014) “The language of instruction in state-owned and municipality-owned educational insitutions [shall be] the official language”=”Valsts un pašvaldību finansētajās mācību … Continue reading "Party election results and programmes (excerpts on minorities), 2018"

Concluding observations on Latvia (excerpt on hate crime/speech) CERD, 2018

5. The Committee also welcomes the following legislative and policy measures taken by the State party: (..) (b) Amendments to Article 74 of the Criminal Law in 2014 to criminalize “public glorification of genocide, crime against humanity, crime against peace or war crime…”; (..) 14.The Committee is concerned that unofficial data show a higher number … Continue reading "Concluding observations on Latvia (excerpt on hate crime/speech) CERD, 2018"