ECRI 5th report on Latvia (excerpts on anti-discrimination law & ratifications), 2018

I Common topics 1. Legislation against racism and racial discrimination Protocol No. 12 to the European Convention on Human Rights 1. Latvia signed Protocol No. 12 to the European Convention on Human Rights on 4 November 2000, but still has not ratified it. In its third and fourth reports on Latvia, ECRI had recommended that … Continue reading "ECRI 5th report on Latvia (excerpts on anti-discrimination law & ratifications), 2018"

Concluding observations on Latvia (excerpt on anti-discrimination law) CERD, 2018

5.The Committee also welcomes the following legislative and policy measures taken by the State party: (a)Amendments in 2004 and 2006 to article 29 of the Labour Law to clarify the term “racial discrimination”; (..) 12.While noting certain amendments to a few provisions in the Labour Law, the Code of Administrative Offences and the Criminal Law … Continue reading "Concluding observations on Latvia (excerpt on anti-discrimination law) CERD, 2018"

FCNM Advisory Committee 3rd opinion on Latvia (excerpt on ratifications & Latgalian), 2018

II. ARTICLE-BY-ARTICLE FINDINGS (..) Article 3 of the Framework Convention Personal scope of application of the Framework Convention (..) Present situation (..) 31. The Advisory Committee notes the fact that in practice, citizens and “non-citizens” enjoy virtually equal access to rights, apart from the right to serve in the armed forces, the police and a … Continue reading "FCNM Advisory Committee 3rd opinion on Latvia (excerpt on ratifications & Latgalian), 2018"

Resolution 2099 “The need to eradicate statelessness of children” (excerpts), 2016

(..) 9. Azerbaijan, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, “the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia”, Poland and Slovenia have conditional safeguards which do not provide full protection against the statelessness of children, as they only function if a child’s parents are stateless or of unknown citizenship and do not function in circumstances … Continue reading "Resolution 2099 “The need to eradicate statelessness of children” (excerpts), 2016"

CRC Concluding observations on Latvia (excerpts), 2016

II. Follow-up measures taken and progress achieved by the State party (..) 4. The Committee notes with appreciation the adoption or amendment of the following legislative measures: (..) (d) The amendment to the Citizenship Law, simplifying the acquisition of citizenship and naturalization procedures for children under 15 years, in May 2013; (..) III. Main areas of concern … Continue reading "CRC Concluding observations on Latvia (excerpts), 2016"