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"
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"
“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"
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"
I MAIN FINDINGS (..) Combating discrimination and promoting tolerance 17. The number of hate crimes recorded by police in Latvia is low. Data on the prevalence of racially motivated crimes and on the number of cases relating to hate crime and incitement to racial hatred is systematically collected and reported. Furthermore, Latvia actively participates in … Continue reading "FCNM Advisory Committee 3rd opinion on Latvia (excerpts on hate crime/speech), 2018"