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"
Chapter I: Commemoration Overview Of the 57 OSCE participating States, 36 provided responses to the section of the ODIHR questionnaire concerning their efforts to promote Holocaust commemoration.17 The answers indicate that the Holocaust and the extermination and persecution of Roma and Sinti during this time are commemorated widely throughout the OSCE area. Thirty-three participating States … Continue reading "Holocaust Memorial Days: An overview (excerpts), 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"
II. Follow-up measures taken and progress achieved by the State party (..) 4. The Committee notes with appreciation the adoption or amendment of the following legislative measures: (..) (d) The amendment to the Citizenship Law, simplifying the acquisition of citizenship and naturalization procedures for children under 15 years, in May 2013; (..) III. Main areas of concern … Continue reading "CRC Concluding observations on Latvia (excerpts), 2016"
Article 17 – Right of children and young persons to social, legal and economic protection Paragraph 2 – Free primary and secondary education – regular attendance at school (..) The Committee further recalls that under Article 17§2 as regards education of children of Roma origin, even though educational policies for Roma children may be accompanied … Continue reading "ECSR conlusions on Latvia under Article 17(2) RESC (excerpt), 2015"