This study was prepared in cooperation with the European Network on Statelessness (hereinafter ENS) in the framework of the ENS campaign “None of Europe’s children should be stateless”. One of the activities of the campaign is to assess the implementation of legislative standards for the prevention of childhood statelessness at the national level in several countries with a view to improving access to nationality of children who would otherwise be left without any. This report assesses the main causes and consequences of childhood statelessness in Latvia and possible solutions.
Conference: The Implementation of the Return Directive: challenges and good practices from the perspective of the Central and Eastern European countries
On 26 and 27 May Latvian Centre for Human Rights conducted an international conference 'The Implementation of the Return Directive: challenges and good practices from the perspective of the Central and Eastern European countries.' The conference was organised in the framework of the project „Developing good practices: promoting compliance with the Return Directive in Latvia, Lithuania and Slovakia” implemented by the Latvian Centre for Human Rights in cooperation with Lithuanian Red Cross Society and Human Rights League, Slovakia. Project is co-financed by the European Union under the European Return Fund - Community Actions 2012
During the period from 1 July to 31 October, LCHR conducted the first stage of hate speech monitoring at online news portals, online versions of newspapers and magazines, social networks etc. The aim of the monitoring is to identify hateful content on the Internet, report about such content and check the effectiveness of reporting tools and methods. The monitoring is conducted within the framework of the project “NGO Capacity Building to Combat Online Hate.” The project team reported 126 hateful content materials, including comments.
The Migrant Participation website has been officially launched today by the network NGOs from Central and Eastern Europe in frame of the „Fostering political participation and policy involvement of immigrants in 9 Central and Eastern EU countries“ project. The website aims to provide an overview of migrant participation development with focus on societies in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia, Hungary, Poland, Latvia, Lithuania, Bulgaria and Romania.
International conference "Global, regional and national mechanisms for the prevention of torture and inhuman or degrading treatment: learning from one other"
On 12-13 November, Latvian Centre for Human Rights (LCHR) organised an international conference "Global, regional and national mechanisms for the prevention of torture and inhuman or degrading treatment: learning from one other. Celebrating 25 years of the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture” in Riga. The conference was funded by the European Commission, the Council of Europe, and the Open Society Foundations.