Discrimination is unjust different treatment on the grounds protected by the law. Such grounds are:
- race or skin colour - ethnic or national origin - political or other convictions - language - religious convictions - gender - age - disability - social origin - material status - family status - sexual orientation - other ground
Direct discrimination is unjust different treatment of persons in comparative situation, and indirect discrimination is less favourable treatment of certain group of persons based on seemingly neutral criterion, rule or practice.
Harassment is unwelcome conduct based on grounds mentioned above creating an intimidating, hostile, degrading, humiliating or offensive environment. An instruction to discriminate against persons on grounds protected by the law is also prohibited.
The Latvian Centre for Human Rights is an independent non-governmental organisation established in 1993 working with issues concerning integration, discrimination, hate crimes, asylum, migration and fundamental rights issues, as well as human rights in closed institutions.