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Project „Steps to Freedom”

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Project „Steps to Freedom”

In 2010, the LCHR in cooperation with the UNHCR and several NGOs from Central and Eastern Europe has started implementation of the project „Steps to Freedom. Monitoring Detention and Promoting Alternatives to Detention of Asylum Seekers in Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Slovakia and the Czech Republic”. Project co-financed under the European Refugee Fund.

Published : 2010-11-10 Read more...

Comparative paper “Combating hate crime in Latvia and the Czech Republic: legislation, police practice and the role of NGOs”

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Comparative paper “Combating hate crime in Latvia and the Czech Republic: legislation, police practice and the role of NGOs”

This paper has been prepared within the framework of the EU-funded project “Combating Hate Crime in Latvia and the Czech Republic: Legislation, Police Practice and the Role of NGOs”, which has been carried out during the period 2006–2008 by the Latvian Centre for Human Rights together with its partner the Czech Helsinki Committee.

Published : 2008-12-15 Read more...

Psychological Effects of Hate Crime – Individual Experience and Impact on Community

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Psychological Effects of Hate Crime – Individual Experience and Impact on Community

The research paper “Psychological effects of hate crime – individual experience or community response” by Dr. Inta Dzelme aims at highlighting the impact of experiences of hate crime on victims, their families and their communities in Latvia. The paper briefly reviews some literature concerning the psychological impact of hate crimes on victims and vulnerable groups, and then goes on to highlight the main themes emerging from interviews conducted with victims of hate crimes, who are representatives of visible minorities, LGBT people as well as Roma, who are a traditional minority in Latvia.

Published : 2008-12-15 Read more...

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