The present report is a summary of 7 stakeholders’ submissions1 to the universal periodic review. It follows the general guidelines adopted by the Human Rights Council in its decision 17/119. It does not contain any opinions, views or suggestions on the part of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), nor any judgement or determination … Continue reading "OHCHR Summary of stakeholders’ information for UPR 2nd round on Latvia (excerpts), 2015"
2. THE PERCEPTION OF AND ATTITUDES TOWARDS DISCRIMINATION IN THE EU (..) 2.1. In general (..) In several countries, most respondents say that discrimination is rare, on anumber of grounds: Latvia, on the basis of ethnic origin (32%), religion (14%), gender (19%),sexual orientation (35%) and gender identity (21%); (..) QC1 For each of the following … Continue reading "Discrimination in the EU in 2015 (excerpts), 2015"
2. ROMA GROUPS, THEIR (PRE-SCHOOL) EDUCATION SITUATION AND MAIN CHALLENGES 2.1. Information on Roma groups and their (pre-school) education (..) 2.1.3. Latvia According to the data of the census conducted in 2011, based on ethnic affiliation, 6,489 persons declared themselves to be Roma, i.e. 0.3% of the total population 21. Footnote 21 Source: the Central … Continue reading "Report on inclusive pre-school education for Roma children (excerpts), 2015"
3. In its report on Latvia (fourth monitoring cycle), ECRI reiterated its recommendation to close any remaining special classes for Roma and integrate Roma students in mainstream classes. To facilitate this, ECRI recommended that the authorities reinstate the Roma assistant teachers trained under the Plan for Roma. Finally, ECRI recommended to the authorities to address the high representation of Roma … Continue reading "ECRI conclusions on the implementation of its priority recommendations to Latvia (excerpt), 2014"
C. Principal matters of concern and recommendations (..) Non-discrimination of “non-citizen” residents and linguistic minorities 7. The Committee remains concerned at the status of “non-citizen” residents and the situation of linguistic minorities. In particular, it is concerned about the impact of the State language policy on the enjoyment of the rights in the Covenant, without any discrimination, by … Continue reading "HRC Concluding observations on Latvia (excerpts), 2014"