FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS I Common topics (..) 2. Hate Speech17 17 According to ECRI’s GPR No. 15 on combating hate speech, “hate speech” shall mean the advocacy,promotion or incitement, in any form, of the denigration, hatred or vilification of a person or group of persons, as well as any harassment, insult, negative stereotyping, stigmatization or … Continue reading "ECRI 5th report on Latvia (excerpts on religion), 2018"
3. Equality and non‑discrimination (..) 3.2 Religious symbols remain centre of attention (..) Meanwhile, legislation banning face-covering in public spaces was adopted in Austria and Germany, with Latvia tabling a bill to that effect in 2017. (..) Still in August, the Latvian Cabinet of Ministers approved a bill from the Ministry of Justice that would … Continue reading "Fundamental Rights Report 2018 (excerpts), 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"
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, 2015"
A. The circumstances of the case (..) 4. The applicant was serving a prison sentence in Daugavpils prison. He was a follower of the Hare Krishna movement. On 2 October 2006 he asked the director of the prison to be allowed to keep in his cell an audio cassette player with headphones and cassettes with … Continue reading "ECtHR decision in Gubenko v. Latvia (excerpts), 2015"