Recommendation by Belarus to Latvia: UPR 2nd round, 2016

118.8 Implement provisions of criminal legislation aimed at combatingracially motivated crimes and prosecute those responsible, as well as increase awareness among persons belonging to national minorities about the means available for legal protection from discrimination and hatred (Belarus); [accepted by Latvia] 118.22 Submit its national report to the Committee on the Elimination ofRacial Discrimination, which … Continue reading "Recommendation by Belarus to Latvia: UPR 2nd round, 2016"

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"

Resolution on Violations of Helsinki Principles by Russia (excerpt), 2014

[..] The OSCE Parliamentary Assembly: [..] 20. Demands that the Russian Federation [..] cease its subversive activities within the ethnic Russian populations of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania; [..] Document data: June-July 2014. Link: https://www.oscepa.org/documents/annual-sessions/2014-baku/declaration-2/2540-2014-baku-declaration-eng/file Also available in Russian and other languages https://www.oscepa.org/documents/annual-sessions/2014-baku/declaration-2

Recommendation by Canada to Latvia: UPR 1st round, 2011

93.42. Revise its legislation to provide automatic acquisition of citizenship by children born to non-citizens after 21 August 1991 (Canada); Document data: Recommednation given on 05.05.2011, available in the report A/HRC/18/9, published 11.07.2011. Link: http://daccess-ods.un.org/access.nsf/Get?Open&DS=A/HRC/18/9&Lang=E Latvia has “partly rejected” the recommendation, see A/HRC/18/9/Add.1 https://undocs.org/en/A/HRC/18/9/Add.1

PACE Resolution 1527 (2006) “Rights of national minorities in Latvia”, 2006

1. Latvia has specific demographic features relating to the ethnic make-up of its population, as well as a specific policy towards national minorities and inter-ethnic relations, and has, for these reasons, been a centre of attention both at the Council of Europe since it joined in 1995 and in other international organisations. Of the 2.3 … Continue reading "PACE Resolution 1527 (2006) “Rights of national minorities in Latvia”, 2006"