Accepted by Latvia – 118.51 Pay further efforts to elaborate on the education of minority languages and cultures (Hungary); Rejected by Latvia – 121.3 Provide the opportunity to use personal names, place names, street names and other geographical indications in minority languages, as well as enabling the contact with the authorities in minority language on the territories where … Continue reading "Recommendations by Hungary to Latvia: UPR 2nd round, 2016"
120.59 Prohibit the holding of the annual gathering in March in the centre of Riga in a memory of soldiers who fought in the Latvian legion of the Waffen SS as well as condemn strictly any attempts to glorify the memory of those who fought in the Waffen SS and collaborated with Nazis (Russian Federation); … Continue reading "Recommendation by Russia to Latvia: UPR 2nd round, 2016"
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"
I. BACKGROUND INFORMATION (..) Latvia has also acceded to the 1961 Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness (the 1961 Convention) in 1992 and to the 1954 Convention relating to the Status of Stateless Persons (the 1954 Convention) in 1999. (..) Stateless persons: According to the OCMA, as of 01 January 2015, there were some 262,622 “non-citizens” and … Continue reading "UNHCR submission for UPR 2nd round on Latvia (excerpt), 2015"
Accepted by Latvia – 92.10. Codify the prohibition of the propaganda for xenophobia, anti- Semitism, neo-Nazism, and provide for criminal liability for such acts and establish racism as an aggravating circumstance (Russian Federation); Accepted by Latvia – 92.15. Maintain State preschool and general education institutions with education/teaching in minority languages, including the Russian language (Russian Federation); Rejected … Continue reading "Recommendations by Russia to Latvia: UPR 1st round, 2011"