FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS I Common topics (..) 2. Hate Speech (..) Hate Speech in public life (..) 25. Civil society representatives also informed ECRI that racist insults against Black persons still occur frequently in day-to-day life, especially on public transport. Members of the Roma community are also regularly subjected to discriminatory comments in public. The … Continue reading "ECRI 5th report on Latvia (excerpts on Roma), 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"
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"
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"
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"