The brochure explains what are hate crimes.
On 21 November the Latvian Centre for Human Rights organised an international conference “Policing, Combating and Preventing Hate Crimes”.
Alternative report on the implementation of the Council of Europe Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities in Latvia
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.
Summary about human rights in Latvia in 2006 prepared for annual report of the International Helsinki Federation for Human Rights.
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”.