In the case of Podkolzina v. Latvia, The European Court of Human Rights (Fourth Section), sitting as a Chamber composed of: Sir Nicolas Bratza, President,Mrs E. Palm,Mr J. Makarczyk,Mrs V. Strážnická,Mr M. Fischbach,Mr J. Casadevall,Mr R. Maruste, judges,and Mr M. O’Boyle, Section Registrar, Having deliberated in private on 29 January and 19 March 2002, Delivers the following judgment, which was adopted on the last-mentioned date: PROCEDURE 1. … Continue reading "ECtHR judgment in Podkolzina v. Latvia, 2002"
SECTION I: OVERVIEW OF THE SITUATION A. International Legal Instruments (..) 2. In its first report, ECRI recommended that Latvia ratify the FrameworkConvention for the Protection of National Minorities and the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages. The authorities have stated that one of the obstacles to the ratification of the Framework Convention for … Continue reading "ECRI 2nd report on Latvia (excerpts on language), 2001"
Communication No. 884/1999 Submitted by: Ms. Antonina Ignatane (represented by counsel, Ms. Tatyana Zhdanok) Alleged victim: The author State party: Latvia Date of communication: 17 May 1998 (initial submission) The Human Rights Committee, established under article 28 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, Meeting on 25 July 2001, Having concluded its consideration … Continue reading "HRC views in Ignatane v. Latvia, 2001"
I wish to express appreciation for the good co-operation between my Office and the Latvian Government regarding elaboration of the implementing regulations under the State Language Law, as adopted by the Cabinet of Ministers on 22 August 2000. I view the regulations implementing the State Language Law as being essentially in conformity with both the … Continue reading "HCNM Statement regarding the adoption of regulations implementing the Latvian State Language Law, 2000"