Rapporteur on racism, report on GA resolution on glorification of Nazism etc. (excerpt), 2016

III. Contributions received from non-governmental and other organizations (..) B. Latvian Anti­-Nazi Committee 59. The Latvian Anti-­Nazi Committee expressed concern over the growth in neo-Nazi sentiment across Latvia. According to the Committee, several political figures have allegedly claimed that the annexation of Latvia as part of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics in 1940 was a heinous crime … Continue reading "Rapporteur on racism, report on GA resolution on glorification of Nazism etc. (excerpt), 2016"

Constitution Protection Bureau annual public report 2015 (excerpts), 2016

THREATS TO LATVIA’S NATIONAL SECURITY (..) Russian Influence Activities in Information Domain (..) Defamation and discreditation of Latvia on the international stage also continued with varying intensity. For these purposes Russia employs a set of traditional and worn narratives regarding Latvia’s supposed falsification of history, glorification of Nazism, discrimination of ethnic Russians and Russian speakers … Continue reading "Constitution Protection Bureau annual public report 2015 (excerpts), 2016"

OHCHR Summary of stakeholders’ information for UPR 2nd round on Latvia, 2015

The present report is a summary of 7 stakeholders’ submissions1 to the universal periodic review. It follows the general guidelines adopted by the Human Rights Council in its decision 17/119. It does not contain any opinions, views or suggestions on the part of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), nor any judgement or determination … Continue reading "OHCHR Summary of stakeholders’ information for UPR 2nd round on Latvia, 2015"

Rapporteur on racism, report on GA resolution on glorification of Nazism etc. (excerpt), 2015

III. Contributions received from non-governmental and other organizations E. Latvian Human Rights Committee 68. The Latvian Human Rights Committee addressed the events and actions taken during the years 2014-2015. The organization’s first main concern was the glorification of the Latvian Legion of Waffen SS, the main Latvian unit that fought alongside the Nazis in the Pskov region of … Continue reading "Rapporteur on racism, report on GA resolution on glorification of Nazism etc. (excerpt), 2015"