Report on Anti-Semitism, by the Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion (excerpt), 2019

IV. Key findings [..] F. Government measures that may infringe upon freedom of religion or belief [..] Non-stunned slaughter is banned in Slovenia67 and is highly regulated in Austria, Cyprus, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and Slovakia.68 68 See www.loc.gov/law/help/religious-slaughter/europe.php. Document data: 20.09.2019 A/74/358 Link: https://undocs.org/A/74/358

2018 Report on International Religious Freedom

Executive Summary The constitution provides every person the right to “freedom of thought, conscience, and religion,” and specifies the separation of church and state.  By law, eight “traditional” religious groups receive rights and privileges other groups do not.  Three new religious groups registered during the year.  Pursuant to a Supreme Court ruling in April, religious groups registered in … Continue reading "2018 Report on International Religious Freedom"

FCNM Advisory Committee 3rd opinion on Latvia (excerpts on religion & on Anti-Semitism), 2018

II. ARTICLE-BY-ARTICLE FINDINGS (..) Article 6 of the Framework Convention Protection against discrimination, hostility or violence on ethnic grounds (..) Present situation (..) 74. Freedom of speech contained in Article 100 of the Constitution and in international human rights treaties is a fundamental right protected by law in Latvia. Freedom of speech does not encompass … Continue reading "FCNM Advisory Committee 3rd opinion on Latvia (excerpts on religion & on Anti-Semitism), 2018"