Projects

Border Monitoring: Safeguarding the rights to seek asylum in Latvia

Border Monitoring: Safeguarding the rights to seek asylum in Latvia

In order to assist the Latvian government in fulfilling its international obligations, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) concluded an agreement in 2011 with the Latvian State Border Guard. The aim of the agreement is to support access of asylum-seekers to Latvia and the country’s asylum procedure. It allows UNHCR to monitor activities at the border crossing points and at the international airport in Riga. On behalf of UNHCR, the non-governmental organization Latvian Centre for Human Rights (LCHR), will regularly visit border areas, the airport and detention facilities and will have access to statistics and the case files of asylum-seekers. Specific issues that emerge will be discussed in working group meetings. UNHCR will also provide support and training to the border guards and other stakeholders.

Published : 2012-05-17 Read more...

Project “Strengthening Integration Dialogue Platforms”

Project “Strengthening Integration Dialogue Platforms”

The overall objective of the Project “Strengthening Integration Dialogue Platforms (SIDP)” 2012-2013 is to strengthen the usage of common spaces and activities in which immigrants (incl. third country nationals) interact with the host societies of countries of the Baltic Sea region. The general outcome of the Project is to have increased role of consultative bodies and representation of civil society in integration policy of immigrants. The Project is financed from the EU Central Baltic INTERREG IVA Programme 2007-2013.

Published : 2012-02-27 Read more...

International conference “Detention of asylums seekers and alternatives to detention: experiences from Central, Eastern and Northern Europe”

International conference “Detention of asylums seekers and alternatives to detention: experiences from Central, Eastern and Northern Europe”

On 15-16 December, the Latvian Centre for Human Rights organized an international conference “Detention of asylums seekers and alternatives to detention: experiences from Central, Eastern and Northern Europe”. The conference was organized within the framework of project “Steps to freedom. Monitoring detention and promoting alternatives to detention in Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Slovakia and the Czech Republic”.

Published : 2011-12-30 Read more...

Project „Steps to Freedom”

Project „Steps to Freedom”

In 2010, the LCHR in cooperation with the UNHCR and several NGOs from Central and Eastern Europe has started implementation of the project „Steps to Freedom. Monitoring Detention and Promoting Alternatives to Detention of Asylum Seekers in Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Slovakia and the Czech Republic."

Published : 2010-11-10 Read more...

Project „Steps to Freedom”

Project „Steps to Freedom”

In 2010, the LCHR in cooperation with the UNHCR and several NGOs from Central and Eastern Europe has started implementation of the project „Steps to Freedom. Monitoring Detention and Promoting Alternatives to Detention of Asylum Seekers in Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Slovakia and the Czech Republic”. Project co-financed under the European Refugee Fund.

Published : 2010-11-10 Read more...