In order to promote discussions about the impact of the Convention on minority rights in Latvia, the Latvian Centre for Human Rights (LCHR)has prepared a “shadow” report, which aims at providing information on the implementation of specific articles of the Convention in Latvia.The shadow report does not provide general analysis of legislation and other normative acts, but focuses on practical aspects of the implementation of the rights enshrined in the Convention, thus providing complementary information to other reports, including the state report.
Published : 2008-06-06
Summary about human rights in Latvia in 2006 prepared for annual report of the International Helsinki Federation for Human Rights.
Published : 2007-07-09
Hate crimes (both hate violence and hate speech) are increasing problem in Latvia over last few years. The persons with a different racial/ethnic background and sexual orientation have been injured. Taking into account the increasing urgency of the issue as well as sometimes ineffective response of the police to these crimes LCHR has started to implement a project “Fighting against manifestations of hate crime and intolerance in Latvia”.
Published : 2007-05-03
Anti-discrimination is a relatively new area of public policy in Latvia. Although there have been some positive developments during last three years (a gradual implementation of the EU standards, elaboration of the responsible state institutions), there are still many problems observable. Representatives of different groups (discrimination victims as well as representatives of police, state institutions and NGOs) still have a low comprehension of the legal provisions and protective mechanisms of anti-discrimination. Alongside the lack of information on discrimination practice and the low capacity of the non-governmental organisations to combat discrimination is observable too.
Published : 2007-05-02
“A European Approach to Multicultural Citizenship: Legal, Political and Educational Challenges” (project acronym EMILIE) is an interdisciplinary project which examines the migration and integration experiences of nine EU Member States and attempts to respond to the so-called ‘crisis of multiculturalism’ currently affecting Europe.
Published : 2007-03-28