Latvian Centre for Human Rights provides free-of-charge counselling and legal aid in cases of discrimination and hate crimes.
The aim of the project is to strengthen the capacity of civil society in identifying different forms of intolerance and discrimination in order to provide effective responses and assistance to victims. The fundamental principles of the project activities are information, education, support and cooperation.
On 15 October 2020, LCHR has submitted its shadow report to the Universal Periodic Review 3rd cycle on Latvia.
The seminar gathered experts and other stakeholders from Latvia, Bulgaria, Romania, Lithuania, Estonia and Croatia with the aim to discuss the current situation and challenges in regards to hate speech, outline best practices on how to tackle online and offline hate speech, how to empower young people and promote civic participation of migrants and minorities in addressing hate speech and promoting tolerance.
Guidelines and videos: what are hate crimes, hate speech and what to do if you have experienced or witnessed hate crime.
What is a hate crime? What is hate speech? What to do if you are attacked? What to do if you witness a hate crime? Read these guidelines and watch four videos in order to find answers to these questions. Subtitles in English, Latvian and Russian are available for each video.