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"

FCNM Advisory Committee 3rd opinion on Latvia (excerpts on participation), 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"