The report on “Monitoring Closed Institutions in Latvia” was prepared and published with funding from the European Community European Initiative for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR) Micro projects programme in Latvia. Responsibility for the views expressed is solely LCHRES’s.
During the six months (September 2002 – March 2003) of the project “Monitoring Closed Institution in Latvia” the Latvian Centre for Human Rights and Ethnic Studies (LCHRES) visited 10 closed facilities under the authority of the Ministries of Justice, Interior, Education and Science, Welfare, and Defence. These included police short-term detention cells (Preili, Ventspils), prisons (Ilģuciems, Šķirotava, Cēsis), mental hospitals (Strenči, Daugavpils), a detention camp for illegal immigrants (Olaine), an educational and correctional facility for juveniles (Alūksne District), and a military detention facility in Ādaži.
Author: Latvian Centre for Human Rights and Ethnic Studies
Funding: European Community European Initiative for Democracy and Human Rights