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, 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, 2015"

OHCHR Summary of stakeholders’ information for UPR 1st round on Latvia, 2011

The present report is a summary of 6 stakeholders’ submissions1 to the universal periodic review. It follows the structure of the general guidelines adopted by the Human Rights Council. 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 in … Continue reading "OHCHR Summary of stakeholders’ information for UPR 1st round on Latvia, 2011"

Comments concerning the State Language Law of Latvia and its implementing regulations, 2000

I INTRODUCTION 1. The present note contains non-exhaustive comments of the Secretariat of the Council of Europe concerning the State Language Law of Latvia as well as its implementing regulations, both of which entered into force on 1 September 2000. The general comments are followed by comments relating to selected themes. It goes without saying … Continue reading "Comments concerning the State Language Law of Latvia and its implementing regulations, 2000"