September and October 2016, Latvian Centre for Human Rights (LCHR) conducted a survey of foreign students and migrants on manifestations of intolerance (hate speech, hate crimes, etc.) in Latvia. For that purpose, NGOs working with migrants, asylum seekers and refugees, and their representatives were interviewed, and an anonymous online survey was conducted among foreign students in Latvia.
The Latvian Centre for Human Rights in cooperation with the Education, Culture and Sports Department of the Riga City Council launched four-days training for civil servants “Migration, Development and Human Rights.” The training is implemented within the Project “AMITIE CODE – Awareness on MIgration, developmenT and human rIghts through local partnership – Capitalizing On DEvelopment”. Similar trainings to be organised also in other project partners ‘countries – Italy, Spain, Germany, France and Portugal.
The Education, Culture and Sports Department of the Riga City Council in cooperation with the Latvian Centre for Human Rights launched four-days training for teachers “Migration, Development and Human Rights.”
LCHR organised a seminar “Topical human rights issues in Latvian prisons and potential solutions – exhange of views by administrative courts and prisons”.
The seminar was held on 4 December at the Riga Regional Administrative Court House and was attended by 36 participants while judges from four district courts followed the event by the video conference.
The Latvian Centre for Human Rights organised an international conference “Effective ways of addressing hate crimes and hate speech” 22 October in Riga. Recording of the conference is available at: Part I https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7XNdJcM0uAI Part II https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N30zKLZX4Ws