Section 1. Respect for the Integrity of the Person, Including Freedom from: [..] E. DENIAL OF FAIR PUBLIC TRIAL [..] PROPERTY RESTITUTION No Jewish communal property or restitution law is in effect, and Jewish communal property restitution dating from the Holocaust era remained incomplete. While the Jewish community estimated that approximately 270 properties still required … Continue reading "2018 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices, 2019"
II Implementation of the Action Plan 1 Participation of Roma and Sinti in electoral processes [..] 1.3 Participation of Roma and Sinti as candidates in elections [..] Progress regarding the participation of Roma and Sinti as candidates in electoral processes [..] In Latvia, the CEC provides statistics on the ethnicity of the candidates. However, many … Continue reading "3rd Status Report on the Action Plan on the Situation of Roma (excerpts), 2018"
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"