FCNM Advisory Committee 3rd opinion on Latvia (excerpts on integration), 2018

I. MAIN FINDINGS (..) General overview of the implementation of the Framework Convention after three monitoring cycles (..) 11. Society in Latvia continues to struggle with the consequences of past divisions, with the principal national groups – the Latvian majority and the Russian minority – holding different geopolitical viewpoints and cultural identities. The rewording of … Continue reading "FCNM Advisory Committee 3rd opinion on Latvia (excerpts on integration), 2018"

The Most Resonant Human Rights Violations in Certain Countries 2014 (excerpts), 2015

LATVIA Human rights defenders note remaining difference between Latvian citizens and non-citizens rights, attributing it however to peculiarities of the institute of noncitizenship’s development in Latvia. According to the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights N. Muižnieks, the questions of noncitizenship in Latvia have rather political than human rights character. At the same time, … Continue reading "The Most Resonant Human Rights Violations in Certain Countries 2014 (excerpts), 2015"

Report on the human rights situation in the European Union (excerpt), 2014

In 2013, the human rights situation in the Republic of Latvia did not dramatically change and remained rather unfavorable. The ruling nationalist coalition pursued the policy aimed at ignoring the appeals of international specialized organizations and human rights organizations to change the situation and to stop the discriminatory policy against national minorities. The Latvian authorities … Continue reading "Report on the human rights situation in the European Union (excerpt), 2014"

ECRI 4th report on Latvia (excerpt on integration), 2011

I. Existence and Implementation of Legal Provisions (..) Government policies and integration/anti-discrimination programmes (..) 46. In its third report, ECRI strongly recommended that the Latvian authorities maintain and reinforce efforts to promote integration of society on a long-term basis, notably by advancing inter-ethnic relations and the reception of immigrants, asylum seekers and refugees. ECRI also … Continue reading "ECRI 4th report on Latvia (excerpt on integration), 2011"