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Conference: The Implementation of the Return Directive: challenges and good practices from the perspective of the Central and Eastern European countries

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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 is conducting 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 is 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

Published : 2015-05-25 Read more...

The LCHR concluded the first stage of online hate speech monitoring project

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The LCHR concluded the first stage of online hate speech monitoring project

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.

Published : 2014-12-18 Read more...

Migrant Participation Website launched on the International Migrants Day

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Migrant Participation Website launched on the International Migrants Day

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.

Published : 2014-12-18 Read more...

International conference "Global, regional and national mechanisms for the prevention of torture and inhuman or degrading treatment: learning from one other"

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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.

Published : 2014-11-21 Read more...

Study visit on return issues to Austria

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Study visit on return issues to Austria

On 14-16 October, the LCHR in cooperation with the Austrian NGO Human Rights Association (Verein Menschenrechte Österreich) organized a study visit to Austria in the framework of the project „Developing good practices: promoting compliance with the Return Directive in Latvia, Lithuania and Slovakia”. The study visit has brought together 10 return practitioners: the national authorities (the Ministry of Interior, the border guard, the immigration police and the Ombudsman’s Offices) as well as NGOs from Latvia, Lithuania and Slovakia. The Latvian delegation was represented by the LCHR, the State Border Guard and the Office of Citizenship and Migration Affairs.

Published : 2014-10-21 Read more...

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