The National policy brief is prepared in the framework of o project „Fostering political participation and policy involvement of migrants in 9 Central and Eastern EU countries” (Agreement No. HOME/2013/EIFX/CA/ CFP/4234) supported by the European Commission's Fund fo the Integration of Third Country Nationals. The project is co-funded by the European Union. Goal Promote political participation, which is based on the principle of equal opportunities, of the permanently staying third country nationals, including non-citizens, through initiating discussion on electoral rights and facilitating the naturalisation process.
Authors: Anhelita Kamenska, Ilvija Pūce, Kristīne Laganovska Antigone Edizioni Rome, September 2013
Second Alternative report on the implementation of the Council of Europe Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities in Latvia
The Latvian Centre for (LCHR) has prepared a “shadow” report, which aims at providing information on the implementation of specific articles of the Convention in Latvia.This is the 2nd shadow report prepared by the LCHR. The first report was prepared in 2008.
Steps to Freedom. Monitoring detention and promoting alternatives to detention of asylum seekers in the Czech Republic, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and Slovakia.
The Project “Steps to Freedom” has been initiated by the Latvian Centre for Human Rights with an objective to assess the implementation of the Community legislation on the detention practice vis-à-vis asylum seekers - including “failed”asylum seekers whose claims have been rejected by a final court decision
Increasing attention is being paid to the issues related to the immigration detention generally and the detention of asylum seekers in particular, at national, European and global level. This report addresses the situation concerning the detention of asylum seekers in Latvia from the perspective of the national, the European Union (hereinafter – EU) and international standards.