Coronavirus pandemic in the EU – Fundamental Rights Implications (excerpts from background document on Latvia), 2020

1 Measures taken by government/public authorities [..] 1.2 Measures affecting the general population [..] 1.2.2 Education Focus on: Ensuring continuity of education for children from socioeconomically disadvantaged backgrounds, including measures to ensure distance learning for this group Governments regulations No. 183 on “The Regulations concerning the time of state exams in school year 2019/2020” were … Continue reading "Coronavirus pandemic in the EU – Fundamental Rights Implications (excerpts from background document on Latvia), 2020"

CEDAW concluding comments on Latvia (excerpts on language and education), 2020

E. Principal areas of concern and recommendations [..] Education 33. The Committee welcomes the comprehensive education reform to develop new, competency-based education content that includes respect for gender equality pursuant to the general basic education standard and general secondary education standard for 2020–2021 and the preschool education guidelines for 2019–2020. It notes the increasing number … Continue reading "CEDAW concluding comments on Latvia (excerpts on language and education), 2020"

Concluding observations on Latvia (excerpt on other language issues) 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 other language issues) CERD, 2018"

FCNM Advisory Committee 3rd opinion on Latvia (excerpt on public services), 2018

II. ARTICLE-BY-ARTICLE FINDINGS (..) Article 10 of the Framework Convention Use of minority languages in relations with administrative authorities Recommendations from the two previous cycles of monitoring 118. The Advisory Committee noted that persons belonging to national minorities could not benefit, except in a few cases, from the right to use their languages in dealings … Continue reading "FCNM Advisory Committee 3rd opinion on Latvia (excerpt on public services), 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"