During my first visit to Latvia in my current capacity, which took place in March, I engaged with a broad range of interlocutors both in Riga as well as in Daugavpils; an area with a sizeable concentration of minorities in the south-east of the country. On the matter of citizenship, I took note of a … Continue reading "HCNM statement to the 1229th Meeting of the OSCE Permanent Council (excerpt), 2019"
II. PEOPLE OF LATVIA Our common goal is a healthy, well-educated, secure and cohesive society. A strong national identity and a sense of belonging to the country, the Latvian language and culture guarantee the security and existence of Latvia as a national state. (..) Education (..) 125.We will improve the education quality criteria at all … Continue reading "Declaration of the Intended Activities of the Kariņš Cabinet (excerpts), 2019"
5. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON OVERSIGHT AND CONTROL OVER IMPLEMENTATION OF REGULATORY ENACTMENTS 5.1. in the year covered there have been 3805 (in 2016 – 3372) checks of implementation of regulatory enactments on the use of the official language conducted in public bodies, enterprises and organisations. 502 proceedings on administrative violations (in 2016 – 493) have … Continue reading "State Language Centre public report for 2017 (excerpt)"
Paragraph of the Administrative Violations Code 2015 Total [2000-2015] Share (%) 41.1 (1) Conclusion of a Contract of Employment with an Employee, whose Knowledge of the Official Language is Inadequate to Fulfil Professional and Work Duties thereof and Who has not Produced the Document Provided for in Regulatory Enactments that Certifies Knowledge of the Official … Continue reading "Number and essence of administrative violation cases 2000-2015 (excerpts), 2016"
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"