Commissioner’s statement on language policies (excerpts), 2019

Promoting social cohesion through balanced policies on languages [..] The Advisory Committee on the FCNM has consistently emphasised, in respect of a range of countries, including Estonia, Georgia, Latvia, Moldova, North Macedonia, Romania, Slovakia, Ukraine and the Russian Federation, that policies on the use of languages should aim to reconcile the needs of different groups … Continue reading "Commissioner’s statement on language policies (excerpts), 2019"

3rd Status Report on the Action Plan on the Situation of Roma (excerpts), 2018

II Implementation of the Action Plan 1 Participation of Roma and Sinti in electoral processes [..] 1.3 Participation of Roma and Sinti as candidates in elections [..] Progress regarding the participation of Roma and Sinti as candidates in electoral processes [..] In Latvia, the CEC provides statistics on the ethnicity of the candidates. However, many … Continue reading "3rd Status Report on the Action Plan on the Situation of Roma (excerpts), 2018"

Party election results and programmes (excerpts on minorities), 2018

“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"

Concluding observations on Latvia (excerpt on participation) CERD, 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"