Coronavirus pandemic in the EU – Fundamental Rights Implications (excerpts from background document on Latvia), 2020

1 Measures taken by government/public authorities [..] 1.2 Measures affecting the general population [..] 1.2.2 Education Focus on: Ensuring continuity of education for children from socioeconomically disadvantaged backgrounds, including measures to ensure distance learning for this group Governments regulations No. 183 on “The Regulations concerning the time of state exams in school year 2019/2020” were … Continue reading "Coronavirus pandemic in the EU – Fundamental Rights Implications (excerpts from background document on Latvia), 2020"

Links to English-language studies & policy documents

Vladimir BUZAYEV Legal and social situation of the Russian-speaking minority in Latvia. Riga: Averti-R, 2014 http://www.russkije.lv/files/images/text/PDF_Files/Legal-and-social-situation.pdf (also available, in a different version, in French and Russian) Roma in Latvia. Research report 2015 – Society Integration Foundation – http://oldweb.km.lv/lv/doc/nozaru/integracija/Romi/romi_latvija_petijums_ENG.pdf Language situation in Latvia: 2010–2015 A sociolinguistic study. Scientific Editor: L. Lauze. Editor-in-Chief: G. Kļava. Rīga: LVA, … Continue reading "Links to English-language studies & policy documents"

CEDAW concluding comments on Latvia (excerpts on language and education), 2020

E. Principal areas of concern and recommendations [..] Education 33. The Committee welcomes the comprehensive education reform to develop new, competency-based education content that includes respect for gender equality pursuant to the general basic education standard and general secondary education standard for 2020–2021 and the preschool education guidelines for 2019–2020. It notes the increasing number … Continue reading "CEDAW concluding comments on Latvia (excerpts on language and education), 2020"

“Russian people in the Baltic states are forced to speak the local languages”

SUMMARY It is not normal when in the Baltic States a large number of Russian people are called a minority and are forced to speak exclusively the local languages. DISPROOF A recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about discrimination of Russian language speakers in the Baltic States and Russophobia there. See most recent stories on the alleged suppression of Russian language … Continue reading "“Russian people in the Baltic states are forced to speak the local languages”"

Co-operation agreement of the parties forming the Kariņš Cabinet (excerpts), 2019

II Rules of co-operation (..) 2.7. The issues concerning (..) amendments to the Citizenship Law, except the case mentioned in paragraph 2.8.1. of the present agreement (..) and such amendments, which worsen the situation of the Latvian language, to laws regulating the use of the language (..) can only be decided based on the principle … Continue reading "Co-operation agreement of the parties forming the Kariņš Cabinet (excerpts), 2019"