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"
120.59 Prohibit the holding of the annual gathering in March in the centre of Riga in a memory of soldiers who fought in the Latvian legion of the Waffen SS as well as condemn strictly any attempts to glorify the memory of those who fought in the Waffen SS and collaborated with Nazis (Russian Federation); … Continue reading "Recommendation by Russia to Latvia: UPR 2nd round, 2016"
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"
(..) The increase in Russian-language programming provided by the public broadcaster is a positive step in reaching out to minority communities with locally produced content. I heard from minority representatives that one of their main concerns is the future of education in minority languages amidst calls to increase the subjects taught in Latvian in minority-language schools. … Continue reading "HCNM statement to the 1026th Meeting of the OSCE Permanent Council (excerpt on language), 2014"
C. Principal matters of concern and recommendations (..) Non-discrimination of “non-citizen” residents and linguistic minorities 7. The Committee remains concerned at the status of “non-citizen” residents and the situation of linguistic minorities. In particular, it is concerned about the impact of the State language policy on the enjoyment of the rights in the Covenant, without any discrimination, by … Continue reading "HRC Concluding observations on Latvia (excerpts), 2014"