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.
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The Statelessness Index assesses how countries in Europe protect stateless people and what they are doing to prevent and reduce statelessness. The Statelessness Index was designed and is actively maintained by the European Network on Statelessness (ENS). Latvian Centre for Human Rights is a country expert for Latvia.
Although the overall removal rate of 70,6 % turned out to be only slightly lower compared to the last monitoring (-1,1 percentage points), this result is mostly owed to Facebook’s consistently high removal rate of 84,5% (+0,9 percentage points) and Instagram’s improvement to 77,2% (+6,6 percentage points). Twitter’s performance remained low at 44,9% (+1,4 percentage points), and YouTube only removed 67,8% of illegal hate content, a major drop of 17,6 percent points compared to its last checked performance.
From March to October 2017, Latvian Centre for Human Rights in cooperation with experts from Participation Platform organised 10 training seminars for young people and one training seminar for teachers on intolerance and hate speech. The trainings were organised in the framework of a project “Say NO to hate speech” co-funded by the Education, Culture and Sports Department of the Riga City Council in the framework of the Society integration programme.