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"
120.59 Prohibit the holding of the annual gathering in March in the centre of Riga in a memory of soldiers who fought in the Latvian legion of the Waffen SS as well as condemn strictly any attempts to glorify the memory of those who fought in the Waffen SS and collaborated with Nazis (Russian Federation); … Continue reading "Recommendation by Russia to Latvia: UPR 2nd round, 2016"
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"
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"
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"