FCNM Advisory Committee 3rd opinion on Latvia (excerpts on IDs & names), 2018

II. ARTICLE-BY-ARTICLE FINDINGS Article 3 of the Framework Convention (..) The right to free self-identification Recommendations from the two previous cycles of monitoring 40. The Advisory Committee called on the authorities to review their legislative framework related to the indication of ethnic affiliation in personal identity documents and ensure that any such entry is made … Continue reading "FCNM Advisory Committee 3rd opinion on Latvia (excerpts on IDs & names), 2018"

ECRI 3rd report on Latvia (excerpt on names/IDs), 2007

I. FOLLOW-UP TO ECRI’S SECOND REPORT ON LATVIA (..) Constitutional provisions and other basic provisions (..) Official identification documents 12. In its second report on Latvia, ECRI noted that the mention of nationality (here in the meaning of ethnic/national origin and not citizenship) had been removed from identification documents but also that there were reportedly … Continue reading "ECRI 3rd report on Latvia (excerpt on names/IDs), 2007"

HRC Concluding observations on Latvia (excerpts), 2003

B. Positive aspects (..) 4. The Committee welcomes (..) amendments to the election law, removing the language requirement to stand for election and to legislation on trafficking in human beings. The Committee also welcomes the creation of the National Programme for Integration of Society in Latvia and the Society Integration Fund. (..) C. Principal subjects of concern and recommendations … Continue reading "HRC Concluding observations on Latvia (excerpts), 2003"

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"

ECRI 2nd report on Latvia (excerpts on IDs and anti-discrimination law), 2001

SECTION I: OVERVIEW OF THE SITUATION A. International Legal Instruments 1. Latvia has ratified different international legal instruments relevant in the field of combating racism and intolerance. ECRI welcomes the signature by Latvia of the Additional Protocol N°12 to the European Convention on Human Rights. ECRI understands that the preparatory work for ratification of this … Continue reading "ECRI 2nd report on Latvia (excerpts on IDs and anti-discrimination law), 2001"