Integration monitor is a daily Latvian press digest on ethnic minority and society integration issues. The Monitor reviews the biggest Latvian dailies: Diena, Latvijas Avize, Neatkariga (in Latvian language), Vesti Segodnya (in Russian language). In specific cases other information sources are used. Latvian Centre for Human Rights is not responsible for information published by the media.
- Diena reports about the UNHCR report on statelessness in the world
Diena reports about the UNHCR report on statelessness in the world. According to it, there are about 10 million stateless persons in the world, including 262,802 inLatvia. The newspaper notes that the UNHCR includes also Latvian non-citizens within this group who are not recognized as such by the Latvian legal provisions. According to the official data of the Office of Citizenship and Migration Affairs, there are 225 stateless persons inLatvia. The newspaper also reports 70,000 children are born stateless every year and the UNHCR calls upon states to grant all children citizenship of the country they are born in, especially if they do not have the right to nationality of any other country.