OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights mission's report on Latvian parliamentary elections of 2018. Recommendations to be found at the end
“Harmony” – 19.8 %, 23 seats (3,2 %, 1 seat down from 2014) “We shall introduce trilingual education”=”Ieviesīsim trilingvālu izglītību” https://sv2018.cvk.lv/pub/CandidateLists/CandidateList?id=ZTTi%2BonHCl%2BU6o9Y9odlVw%3D%3D New Conservative Party – 13.6 %, 16 seats (12.9 %, 16 seats up from 2014) “The language of instruction in state-owned and municipality-owned educational insitutions [shall be] the official language”=”Valsts un pašvaldību finansētajās mācību … Continue reading "Party election results and programmes (excerpts on minorities), 2018"
16.While taking note of the State party’s statement dealing with the historical circumstances leading to the Constitutional protection of the Latvian language, the Committee is concerned at the reports that the current language policies discriminate against ethnic minorities in the fields of education and employment, public and political life and access to services. In particular, … Continue reading "Concluding observations on Latvia (excerpt on participation) CERD, 2018"
4. The Congress notes that the following points call for particular attention: (..) e. the category of the population called “non-citizens” which is still part of Latvian society and is not allowed to vote for local elections. 5. In light of the foregoing, Congress requests that the Committee of Ministers invite the authorities of Latvia … Continue reading "Recommendation 412(2018), excerpts, CLRA, 2018"
I. MAIN FINDINGS (..) Participation and consultative mechanisms 24. Persons belonging to national minorities participate actively in the political life of the country. In the 2010 municipal elections, they successfully ran for office at all levels of local and national government and for executive posts of local mayors. Persons identifying with the Russian national minority … Continue reading "FCNM Advisory Committee 3rd opinion on Latvia (excerpts on participation), 2018"