The rights of linguistic minorities continue to be violated in the country. Thus, the Latvian government has banned the delivery of printed materials on vaccination against COVID-19 in Russian to residents. The scope of teaching in minority languages is decreasing. A «requirement of loyalty» (loyalty to the state) is being imposed on teachers and school … Continue reading "The Most Resonant Human Rights Violations in Certain Countries (excerpts), 2021"
1 Measures taken by government/public authorities [..] 1.2 Measures affecting the general population [..] 1.2.2 Education Focus on: Ensuring continuity of education for children from socioeconomically disadvantaged backgrounds, including measures to ensure distance learning for this group Governments regulations No. 183 on “The Regulations concerning the time of state exams in school year 2019/2020” were … Continue reading "Coronavirus pandemic in the EU – Fundamental Rights Implications (excerpts from background document on Latvia), 2020"
E. Principal areas of concern and recommendations [..] Women’s access to justice [..] 14. In the light of its general recommendation No. 33 (2015) on women’s access to justice, the Committee recommends that the State party: (a) Continue its efforts to ensure effective access to justice, full inclusion and accessibility for disadvantaged or marginalized women, … Continue reading "CEDAW concluding comments on Latvia (excerpts on Roma), 2020"
FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS I Common topics (..) 2. Hate Speech (..) Hate Speech in public life (..) 25. Civil society representatives also informed ECRI that racist insults against Black persons still occur frequently in day-to-day life, especially on public transport. Members of the Roma community are also regularly subjected to discriminatory comments in public. The … Continue reading "ECRI 5th report on Latvia (excerpts on Roma), 2018"
II. ARTICLE-BY-ARTICLE FINDINGS (..) Article 10 of the Framework Convention Use of minority languages in relations with administrative authorities Recommendations from the two previous cycles of monitoring 118. The Advisory Committee noted that persons belonging to national minorities could not benefit, except in a few cases, from the right to use their languages in dealings … Continue reading "FCNM Advisory Committee 3rd opinion on Latvia (excerpt on public services), 2018"