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 reporting form requires information to enable the Latvian Human Rights Centre to assess the alleged violation of the prohibition of discrimination and to provide you with legal advice or assistance. Any data obtained will be treated confidentially and will not be disclosed to third parties without your special consent. You have the right to submit a message anonymously without providing your personal data, but if you do not leave your contact information (e-mail or telephone), we will not be able to contact you to provide feedback. You have the right to specify the information submitted or to ask to delete it. Data storage shall take place as long as it is necessary for the purpose of yout application.
Data processing is carried out by the Latvian Human Rights Centre. Contact details: office [at] humanrights.org.lv
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.