Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the European Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) has specifically followed the measures put in place by all EU countries to limit the spread of the pandemic and such measures affect fundamental rights. Both the joint report and the reports of each EU Member State, including Latvia, are available. Latvia's reports are compiled by the Latvian Human Rights Centre.
During the past two years, the sCAN partners have worked together closely to analyse and monitor hate speech online and to develop online and offline trainings. We made our insights available to the larger public and contributed to building capacities in civil society to combat hate speech together.
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The Statelessness Index assesses how countries in Europe protect stateless people and what they are doing to prevent and reduce statelessness. The Statelessness Index was designed and is actively maintained by the European Network on Statelessness (ENS). Latvian Centre for Human Rights is a country expert for Latvia.
The aim of the project is to raise awareness of the new generation of European citizens about the impact of hate speech on democratic participation and European values. Hate speech is often used as a tool to target different vulnerable groups, especially minorities, immigrants and refugees. It causes their alienation and exclusion which leads to marginalisation. Such narratives weakens democracy and strengthens positions of far right and radical right populists and Eurosceptics.