Seminar 'Anti-discrimination in Europe and Latvia' 05.05.2004.

Seminar is organized within the framework of the 3-year project 'Strengthening anti-discrimination capacity' financed by the Foreign Ministry of the Netherlands (MATRA programme) and realised by the Latvian Centre for Human Rights and Ethnic Studies in cooperation with the Netherlands Helsinki Committee.


9.00 Registration

9.15 Welcome and Introduction

Ilze Brands Kehris, LCHRES, Director

Jos Kösters, Netherlands Helsinki Committee, Director

Panel 1: Anti-Discrimination in Europe Moderation: Ilze Brands Kehris

 9.30 “Anti-Discrimination in Europe: State of the Art,”  Jenny Goldschmidt, Professor of Law University of Utrecht and former Head of Equal Treatment Commission, the Netherlands

9.50 “Anti-discrimination in practice: examples from the UK,” Robert Purkiss, Outgoing Chairperson of the EUMC Executive Board

10.10 Discussion


Panel 2: Migration and Discrimination

Moderation: Ilze Brands Kehris

10. 35 “The Vulnerability of Migrants, Refugees and Asylum Seekers: Framework and Practical Examples from Europe,” Elina Multinen, Expert on refugees and minority rights

10. 50  “Migration in Latvia: Tendencies and Expectations,” Ilmārs Mežs, Head of Riga Bureau of International Migration Organization

11.05   “Illegal Migrants in Latvia: Problems Encountered in Olaine”, Ilvija Pūce, Latvian Centre for Human Rights and Ethnic Studies Staff lawyer

11.20 Migration and Labor Market in Latvia - Mihails Hazans, University of Latvia and Baltic International Centre for Economic Policy Studies

11.35 Discussion

12.15 Lunch


Panel 3: Employment: Anti-Discrimination Requirements and Remedies

Moderation Marina Krupnikova, LCHRES

13.30 “Race and Employment Directives and Latvian legislation: present situation,”     Aleksejs Dimitrijevs, Secretariat of Special Task Minister for Society Integration 

13.45 “Discrimination in Employment: Case Studies,” Jenny Goldschmidt

13.55 “Mediation in employment discrimination cases,” Robert Purkiss

14.05 “Anti-discrimination from the employee perspective,” Līvija Marcinkēviča, Deputy Chairperson, Latvian Association of Trade Unions (Latvijas Brīvo arodbiedrību savienība)

14.15 “Anti-discrimination from the employers perspective,” Artūrs Graudiņš, Latvijas Personālvadības asociācija

14.25 Discussion

14.50 Coffee


Panel 4: Employment: Best Practice

Moderation Marina Krupnikova, LCHRES

15.10    “Best practice: employer’s code of conduct' Henrijs Fogels, Kesko Food

15.20  “Best practice: employer’s code of conduct Eva Bērziņa, Unibanka

15.30  Vulnerable groups: mentally disabled and employment in Latvia,” Ieva Leimane-Veldmeijere, LCHRES

15.50 “Vulnerable groups: best practice examples in Latvia of employment of disabled,” Māris Dzelzkalns, Apeirons 

16.00  Discussion and Conclusion

17.15   End 

Publicēts: 2004-04-29