SECTION I: OVERVIEW OF THE SITUATION F. Education and training/awareness-raising School education to combat racism and intolerance (..) 32. As regards history teaching, compulsory until grade 12, ECRI encourages the Latvian authorities in their efforts to provide balanced textbooks in all schools in Latvia, irrespective of main language of instruction. ECRI notes the progress made … Continue reading "ECRI 2nd report on Latvia (excerpts on Roma and Anti-Semitism), 2001"
B. Positive aspects 3.The Committee welcomes the recent adoption of new laws, as well as the amendments to the domestic legislation with a view to bringing it into conformity with the principles and provisions of the Convention. In particular, it welcomes the amendment of 1998 of the Citizenship Law according to which all children born … Continue reading "CRC Concluding observations on Latvia (excerpts), 2001"
In 1998, false information is being disseminated in the global mass media, as well as to the foreign governments and international organisations, stating that Latvian legionnaires who fought in the German armed forces against the USSR in World War II were supporters of Hitler’s regime. In the name of historical truth and to honour the … Continue reading "Declaration on Latvian Legionnaires in World War II, 1998"