Latvian Centre for Human Rights and foundation "Make Room" is inviting newcomers living in Latvia to an interactive session “Discrimination, hate crimes/hate speech: what can I do?”
Latvian Centre for Human Rights provides free-of-charge counselling and legal aid in cases of discrimination and hate crimes.
The seminar gathered experts and other stakeholders from Latvia, Bulgaria, Romania, Lithuania, Estonia and Croatia with the aim to discuss the current situation and challenges in regards to hate speech, outline best practices on how to tackle online and offline hate speech, how to empower young people and promote civic participation of migrants and minorities in addressing hate speech and promoting tolerance.
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the European Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) has specifically followed the measures put in place by all EU countries to limit the spread of the pandemic and such measures affect fundamental rights. Both the joint report and the reports of each EU Member State, including Latvia, are available. Latvia's reports are compiled by the Latvian Human Rights Centre.
Latvian Centre for Human Rights will not be consulting clients in person from 14 March until 9 June. Please use general e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org A state of emergency has been declared in the country to prevent the spreading of coronavirus COVID-19. For updates and safety measures please follow (in English) https://spkc.gov.lv/en/news/get/nid/530