A study visit to Slovenia was organised on 6-8 May by the Latvian Centre for Human Rights and the Slovenian Human Rights Ombudsman’s Office within the framework of the project "Promoting the ratification of the OPCAT in Latvia and strengthening the Ombudsman's Office as the future effective NPM" financed by the Open Society Assistance-Foundation. Representatives of the Latvian Ministry of Justice, Office of the Representative of the Government of the Republic of Latvia before International Human Rights Organisations, the Latvian Prison Administration, and the co-ordinator of the LCHR project participated in the visit.
A study visit and seminar on electoral rights of third country nationals, organized for 28 participants from 9 states of Central and Eastern EU, took place in Malmö last week in the framework of a project 'Fostering political participation and policy involvement of migrants in 9 Central and Eastern EU countries.'
Сonference Participation of Minority Consultative Mechanisms in Decision Making and presentation of lternative report
On 26-27 September 2013, the Latvian Centre for Human Rights (LCHR) organised a conference Participation of Minority Consultative Mechanisms in Decision Making and presented its Alternative report on the Implementation of the Council of Europe Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities in Latvia.
Latvian Centre for Human Rights developed empowerment primer - a training material for high school students "Being European Citizen: Rights and Responsibilities".
In January, February and March 2013 the Latvian Centre for Human Rights conducted five training seminars in high schools "Active European Citizenship".