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 (excerpts), 2011"
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"
Publisher’s note: “The names of the streets were therefore inscribed in all three languages, but now they are only written in Lettish or Estonian, as if none but Letts or Ests were living in the country!” Heyking, Alfons. The main issues confronting the minorities of Latvia and Eesti. London: P. S. King , 1922, page … Continue reading "Multilingual signage in the territory of modern Latvia, pre-independence"