Concluding observations on Latvia (excerpt on Roma) CERD, 2018

18.The Committee is concerned about the reports of the high number of persons from ethnic minorities among the prison population, including ethnic Russians and Roma. (..) 19. Recalling its general recommendation No. 31 (2005) on the prevention of racial discrimination in the administration and functioning of the criminal justice system, the Committee recommends that the … Continue reading "Concluding observations on Latvia (excerpt on Roma) CERD, 2018"

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

I. MAIN FINDINGS (..) 14. The Office of the Ombudsman continues to receive a substantial number of complaints alleging discrimination on the grounds of “race”, ethnicity, skin colour and ethnic affiliation. No complaints from Roma have been lodged with the ombudsperson in recent years, which could indicate their insufficient knowledge of and confidence in the … Continue reading "FCNM Advisory Committee 3rd opinion on Latvia (excerpt on Roma), 2018"

CEACR Direct Request to Latvia under ILO Convention No. 111 (excerpt), 2017

Article 2. Equality of opportunity and treatment of women and men. (..) Further, the Committee asks the Government to report (..) and on the participation of Roma, as well as other minority women, in education, training and employment promotion opportunities. Equality of opportunity and treatment irrespective of race, colour, national extraction or social origin. Roma. … Continue reading "CEACR Direct Request to Latvia under ILO Convention No. 111 (excerpt), 2017"