PACE Resolution 1527 (2006) “Rights of national minorities in Latvia”, 2006

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"

The use of racist, antisemitic and xenophobic elements in political discourse, 2005

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"

CERD Concluding observations on Latvia, 2003

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"