Pre-independence maps of Latvia’s cities, with Russian streetnames

Publisher’s note: two other selections of historical Riga maps, some of those with Russian texts as well: http://riga.zurbu.net/maps & https://hutun.livejournal.com/18563.html One Riga map in Russian in high resolution, from circa 1880 https://www.russkije.lv/media/original/r/Riga—karta.jpg

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 placenames), 2018

II. ARTICLE-BY-ARTICLE FINDINGS (..) Article 11 of the Framework Convention (..) Use of minority languages in local topographical indications and private signs Recommendations from the two previous cycles of monitoring 128. The Advisory Committee called on the authorities to bring their legislative framework into line with Article 11 of the Framework Convention and to facilitate … Continue reading "FCNM Advisory Committee 3rd opinion on Latvia (excerpts on placenames), 2018"

Recommendations by Hungary to Latvia: UPR 2nd round, 2016

Accepted by Latvia – 118.51 Pay further efforts to elaborate on the education of minority languages and cultures (Hungary); Rejected by Latvia – 121.3 Provide the opportunity to use personal names, place names, street names and other geographical indications in minority languages, as well as enabling the contact with the authorities in minority language on the territories where … Continue reading "Recommendations by Hungary to Latvia: UPR 2nd round, 2016"

OHCHR Summary of stakeholders’ information for UPR 2nd round on Latvia (excerpts), 2015

The present report is a summary of 7 stakeholders’ submissions1 to the universal periodic review. It follows the general guidelines adopted by the Human Rights Council in its decision 17/119. It does not contain any opinions, views or suggestions on the part of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), nor any judgement or determination … Continue reading "OHCHR Summary of stakeholders’ information for UPR 2nd round on Latvia (excerpts), 2015"