Recommendations by Russia to Latvia: UPR 1st round, 2011

Accepted by Latvia – 92.10. Codify the prohibition of the propaganda for xenophobia, anti- Semitism, neo-Nazism, and provide for criminal liability for such acts and establish racism as an aggravating circumstance (Russian Federation); Accepted by Latvia – 92.15. Maintain State preschool and general education institutions with education/teaching in minority languages, including the Russian language (Russian Federation); Rejected … Continue reading "Recommendations by Russia to Latvia: UPR 1st round, 2011"

OHCHR Summary of stakeholders’ information for UPR 1st round on Latvia (excerpts), 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 (excerpts), 2011"

Report on the visit to Latvia by the Rapporteur on racism (excerpt on language), 2008

II. POLITICAL AND LEGAL STRATEGY OF THE PUBLIC AUTHORITIES A. The legal and institutional framework to combat racism and racial discrimination (..) 4. Language legislation 34. The Official Language Law approved in 1999 defines the status of languages spoken in Latvian territory. The Law aims to ensure “the maintenance, protection and development of the Latvian language” and “of … Continue reading "Report on the visit to Latvia by the Rapporteur on racism (excerpt on language), 2008"