Number and essence of administrative violation cases 2000-2015 (excerpts), 2016

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"

OHCHR Summary of stakeholders’ information for UPR 2nd round on Latvia (excerpts), 2015

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 (excerpts), 2015"

HCNM statement to the 1026th Meeting of the OSCE Permanent Council (excerpt on language), 2014

(..) The increase in Russian-language programming provided by the public broadcaster is a positive step in reaching out to minority communities with locally produced content. I heard from minority representatives that one of their main concerns is the future of education in minority languages amidst calls to increase the subjects taught in Latvian in minority-language schools. … Continue reading "HCNM statement to the 1026th Meeting of the OSCE Permanent Council (excerpt on language), 2014"

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"

Latvian Administrative Violations Code provisions on language (excerpts), adopted 1992, amended 2014

Section 41.1 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 Language In the case of a conclusion of a contract of employment … Continue reading "Latvian Administrative Violations Code provisions on language (excerpts), adopted 1992, amended 2014"