In January, February and March 2013 the Latvian Centre for Human Rights conducted five training seminars in high schools "Active European Citizenship".
Conference "EU Fundamental Rights Charter and the Role of Civil Society in Promoting Fundamental Rights"
Latvian Centre for Human Rights in co-operation with Human Rights Monitoring Institute (Lithuania) organised a conference “EU Fundamental Rights Charter and the Role of Civil Society in Promoting Fundamental Rights” in Riga on 27-28 November.
Translation of the Internal Procedures Regulations for the Accommodation Premises for Asylum Seekers in Latvia
Latvian Centre for Human Rights with support of UNHCR's Regional Office for the Nordic and Baltic Countries has translated the Regulation of the Cabinet of Ministers No 222, adopted on 9 March 2010 “Internal Procedures Regulations for the Accommodation Premises for Asylum Seekers” into Russian, English, French, Georgian and Arabic languages.
From 3 September, Jewish people in nine EU Member States can participate in FRA's survey on their experiences and perceptions of antisemitism.
On 21 October, the Latvian Centre for Human Rights (LCHR) in cooperation with the UNHCR organized a national seminar “Detention of asylum seekers and alternatives to detention in Latvia”. The seminar took place in the Hotel “Konventa seta”. The seminar was organised in the framework of project “Steps to freedom. Monitoring detention and promoting alternatives to detention in Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Slovakia and the Czech Republic”. The project was co-funded under the ERF. The seminar brought together 30 participants, including the representatives of the State Border Guard, the Office of Citizenship and Migration Affairs, the Ombudsperson’s Office, judicial authorities as well as representatives of NGOs. Jean-Etienne Kautzmann of the UNHCR office in Strasbourg presented the UNHCR perspective on the case law of the European Court of Human Rights concerning the detention of asylum seekers. J-E. Kautzmann mentioned several judgements of the ECtHR concerning the detention of asylum seekers (Amuur v. France, Shamsa v. Poland, S.D. v. Greece, Tabesh v. Greece etc).