FCNM Advisory Committee 3rd opinion on Latvia (excerpt on reprisals), 2018

II. ARTICLE-BY-ARTICLE FINDINGS (..) Article 7 of the Framework Convention Freedom of assembly and association Present situation 101. Some national minority NGOs encounter problems in organising events, in particular those which directly challenge the policies of the authorities. The Advisory Committee notes with concern that, for example, a street concert to protest against government plans … Continue reading "FCNM Advisory Committee 3rd opinion on Latvia (excerpt on reprisals), 2018"

State Education Quality Service decision on Evrika school, 2017

State Education Quality Service November 6, 2017 No. 275-V Re. Refusal of accreditation Addressee of the decision Founder of the educational institution: Foundation “Vecāki bērniem” Name of the educational institution: Riga Private General Secondary School “Evrika” Legal address of the educational institution: 74 Apuzes Street, Riga, LV-1029 Educational Institution Registration Number: 3813800960 Applicant’s Request The … Continue reading "State Education Quality Service decision on Evrika school, 2017"

Riga Regional Court judgment in Saripovs case (excerpts), 2017

JUDGMENT delivered in Riga on September 22, 2017 Riga Regional Court Criminal Cases collegium judges Jānis Tiltiņš, Iveta Brimerberga, Diāna Dumbre, have considered, in written process, the appeal protest by the Chief Prosecutor of the Central District Prosecutor’s Office of Riga City, J. Omuls, against the City of Riga Vidzeme Urban District Court judgment of … Continue reading "Riga Regional Court judgment in Saripovs case (excerpts), 2017"

“The Responsibility of States”: Protection of Human Rights Defenders in the OSCE Region (2014–2016) (excerpts), 2017

1.3 Confronting stigmatization and marginalization (..) 1.3.4 Ethnic minority human rights defenders (..) 170. In Latvia, a human rights defender informed ODIHR of discrimination by government authorities against himself and two other activists defending the rights of ethnic Russians.163(..) Footnote 163 Input from the Latvian Human Rights Committee of the International Federation of Human Rights Leagues, which provided two … Continue reading "“The Responsibility of States”: Protection of Human Rights Defenders in the OSCE Region (2014–2016) (excerpts), 2017"

Rapporteur on racism, report on GA resolution on glorification of Nazism etc. (excerpt), 2017

III. Contributions received from non-governmental and other organizations (..) D. International Federation for Human Rights — Latvian Human Rights Committee 71. The Latvian Human Rights Committee of the International Federation for Human Rights drew the Special Rapporteur’s attention to the increasing number of events honouring Nazi collaborators, including a march that took place on 16 March 2017 in Riga honouring … Continue reading "Rapporteur on racism, report on GA resolution on glorification of Nazism etc. (excerpt), 2017"