On 15-16 December, the Latvian Centre for Human Rights organized an international conference “Detention of asylums seekers and alternatives to detention: experiences from Central, Eastern and Northern Europe”. The conference was organized within the framework of project “Steps to freedom. Monitoring detention and promoting alternatives to detention in Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Slovakia and the Czech Republic”.
Published : 2011-12-30
Increasing attention is being paid to the issues related to the immigration detention generally and the detention of asylum seekers in particular, at national, European and global level. This report addresses the situation concerning the detention of asylum seekers in Latvia from the perspective of the national, the European Union (hereinafter – EU) and international standards.
Published : 2011-12-29
On 21 October, the Latvian Centre for Human Rights (LCHR) in cooperation with the UNHCR organized a national seminar “Detention of asylum seekers and alternatives to detention in Latvia”. The seminar took place in the Hotel “Konventa seta”.
The seminar was organised in the framework of project “Steps to freedom. Monitoring detention and promoting alternatives to detention in Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Slovakia and the Czech Republic”. The project was co-funded under the ERF.
The seminar brought together 30 participants, including the representatives of the State Border Guard, the Office of Citizenship and Migration Affairs, the Ombudsperson’s Office, judicial authorities as well as representatives of NGOs.
Jean-Etienne Kautzmann of the UNHCR office in Strasbourg presented the UNHCR perspective on the case law of the European Court of Human Rights concerning the detention of asylum seekers. J-E. Kautzmann mentioned several judgements of the ECtHR concerning the detention of asylum seekers (Amuur v. France, Shamsa v. Poland, S.D. v. Greece, Tabesh v. Greece etc).
Published : 2011-12-29
The Latvian Centre for Human Rights concluded a project "Different Client in Diverse Latvia II" (IF/2009/3.1./27), aimed at training of healthcare workers, policemen and trade union representatives about intercultural communication, anti-discrimination and diversity management issues.
Published : 2011-06-30
On 17 June LCHR received the delegation from the Senate Standing Committee on Human Rights, Rights and Liberties and Consumer Protection from the Kingdom of Thailand, which included S.Swangkarn, the Chairman of the Committee, Vice-Chairmen, and several Committee advisors.
Published : 2011-06-17