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"
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"
in Riga April 21, 2009, No. 6-6/134 To Riga city councilor Aleksandrs Kuzmins Ratslaukums 1, in Riga, LV-1539 Dear Mr Kuzmins, Your applications (registered with Nos. 27C-26D/1548 and 26D/1549) on possible human rights violations in Paragraph 1 of Section 21 of the Official Language Law, Clause 1.3 of Section 2 of the Citizenship Law and … Continue reading "Ombudsman’s opinion No. 6-6/134 (excerpts), 2009"
PROCEDURE 1. The case originated in an application (no. 55707/00) against the Republic of Latvia lodged with the Court under Article 34 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (“the Convention”) by a “permanently resident non-citizen” (nepilsone) of Latvia who was previously a national of the former Union of Soviet … Continue reading "ECtHR judgment in Andrejeva v. Latvia (excerpts), 2009"
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"