On 8 and 9 August, UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination examined the Periodic Report on the implementation of the UN 1965 Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination in Latvia from 2008 to 2016.
Leaflet on family reunification for refugee and alternative status beneficiaries in Latvia - in English, French, Russian and Arabic
The leaflet provides information on family reunification for persons with refugee or alternative statuss in Latvia. The leaflet is issued in the framework of the UNHCR project "Border Monitoring and Legal Counceling for Asylum Seekers in Latvia"
The following work presents, in detail, the findings of in-depth primary and secondary research conducted over two years tracing the Lifecycle of a Hate Crime in selected EU Member States. The research was undertaken in five jurisdictions within the EU - Ireland, England and Wales, Latvia, the Czech Republic and Sweden in which contrasting approaches to the prosecution and punishment of hate crime are evident.
From March to October 2017, Latvian Centre for Human Rights in cooperation with experts from Participation Platform organised 10 training seminars for young people and one training seminar for teachers on intolerance and hate speech. The trainings were organised in the framework of a project “Say NO to hate speech” co-funded by the Education, Culture and Sports Department of the Riga City Council in the framework of the Society integration programme.
September and October 2016, Latvian Centre for Human Rights (LCHR) conducted a survey of foreign students and migrants on manifestations of intolerance (hate speech, hate crimes, etc.) in Latvia. For that purpose, NGOs working with migrants, asylum seekers and refugees, and their representatives were interviewed, and an anonymous online survey was conducted among foreign students in Latvia.