1. Latvia has specific demographic features relating to the ethnic make-up of its population, as well as a specific policy towards national minorities and inter-ethnic relations, and has, for these reasons, been a centre of attention both at the Council of Europe since it joined in 1995 and in other international organisations. Of the 2.3 … Continue reading "PACE Resolution 1527 (2006) “Rights of national minorities in Latvia”, 2006"
Foreword (..) ECRI decided at its plenary meeting from 22-25 June 2004 to entrust an outside consultant with the task of preparing a study on cases where recent European and national elections have given rise to the use of racist, antisemitic and xenophobic political discourse or of a discourse otherwise impacting on racism and intolerance within public opinion. It was … Continue reading "The use of racist, antisemitic and xenophobic elements in political discourse, 2005"
1. The Committee considered the fourth and fifth periodic reports of Latvia (CERD/C/398/Add.2), which were due on 14 May 1999 and 2001 respectively, submitted as one document, as well as the additional information provided (CERD/C/398/Add.2 (Suppl.)), at its 1598th and 1599th meetings (CERD/C/SR.1598 and 1599), held on 13 and 14 August 2003. At its 1610th meeting (CERD/C/SR.1610), held on … Continue reading "CERD Concluding observations on Latvia, 2003"
SECTION I: OVERVIEW OF THE SITUATION C. Criminal law provisions 24. Article 78 of the new Criminal Code, which entered into force in April 1999, prohibits incitement to national or ethnic hatred or enmity as well as the direct or indirect restriction of economic, political or social rights of – and the direct and indirect … Continue reading "ECRI 2nd report on Latvia (excerpts on hate crime/speech), 2001"
1. The Committee considered the initial, second and third periodic reports of Latvia (CERD/C/309/Add.1) at its 1348th and 1349th meetings (see CERD/C/SR.1348 and 1349), on 11 and 12 August 1999. At its 1367th meeting (see CERD/C/SR.1367), on 23 August 1999, it adopted the following concluding observations. A. Introduction 2. The Committee welcomes the submission of the combined … Continue reading "CERD Concluding observations on Latvia, 1999"