Links on language-related documents and statistics

Language and demographics Central Statistical Bureau. 2011 census results on languages (press release); (tables); (maps of Riga and Jurmala cities); (Resident population in statistical regions, cities and counties by sex, language mostly spoken at home and age group). Central Statistical Bureau. 2017 survey results on languages Education statistics Ministry of Education and Science. 2019/2020 statistics on … Continue reading "Links on language-related documents and statistics"

Human Rights situation in certain countries (excerpts), 2020

Latvia The human rights situation in the Republic of Latvia remains unfavorable. The ruling coalition formed after the October 2018 parliamentary elections proceeds with its line towards building a mono-ethnic state model. The Russian-speaking population of the country is still seen as a foreign destabilizing element. As a result, the nationalist policy of official authorities … Continue reading "Human Rights situation in certain countries (excerpts), 2020"

FCNM Advisory Committee 3rd opinion on Latvia (excerpts on IDs & names), 2018

II. ARTICLE-BY-ARTICLE FINDINGS Article 3 of the Framework Convention (..) The right to free self-identification Recommendations from the two previous cycles of monitoring 40. The Advisory Committee called on the authorities to review their legislative framework related to the indication of ethnic affiliation in personal identity documents and ensure that any such entry is made … Continue reading "FCNM Advisory Committee 3rd opinion on Latvia (excerpts on IDs & names), 2018"