Equality of opportunity and treatment irrespective of race, colour, national extraction or social origin. Roma. The Committee notes the detailed information provided by the Government concerning the activities and institutions implementing policies for Roma inclusion. The Committee also notes the statistical information provided by the Government on the participation of Roma in training and public … Continue reading "CEACR Direct Request to Latvia under ILO Convention No. 111 (excerpt), 2014"
II. CONTEXT AND EXPECTATIONS (..) 2.3. Size and composition of the Roma groups in the participating countries (..) 2.3.2. Latvia The Roma are one of the oldest ethnic minorities in Latvia and have been an integral part of Latvia’s cultural diversity since the 16th century. The Roma community in Latvia is relatively small: according to … Continue reading "Report on school attendance of Roma children (excerpts), 2013"
Equality of opportunity and treatment irrespective of race, colour, national extraction or social origin. The Committee welcomes the detailed information provided by the Government regarding numerous recent projects implemented with minority non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to promote mutual tolerance and prevent discrimination based on ethnic origin, language, culture or religion. It further notes that since 2012, … Continue reading "CEACR Direct Request to Latvia under ILO Convention No. 111 (excerpt), 2013"
I. Existence and Implementation of Legal Provisions (..) Criminal law provisions (..) 16. In ECRI’s view, the lack of consolidated case-law on Article 78 and the narrow interpretation given to incitement to hatred, contributes to hindering its application. Only two cases brought under this provision have reached the highest instance at the domestic level8. In one case, in … Continue reading "ECRI 4th report on Latvia (excerpt on Roma), 2011"
The present report is a summary of 6 stakeholders’ submissions1 to the universal periodic review. It follows the structure of the general guidelines adopted by the Human Rights Council. 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 in … Continue reading "OHCHR Summary of stakeholders’ information for UPR 1st round on Latvia (excerpts), 2011"