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Latvia urged to ensure gender equality and foster an inclusive society

13/12/2016 Strasbourg
“Latvia has achieved considerable progress in adopting legislation and policies which comply with human rights standards, but the authorities must engage in more sustained efforts to bridge the remaining gaps, in particular those which still  hinder gender equality and more effective protection of the human rights of women, children and LGBTI people”, said today Nils Muižnieks, Council of...
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Latvia: Strengthen policies against bias-motivated crimes and ratify the Istanbul Convention

09/09/2016 Riga
“While Latvia has taken some important steps to advance human rights and reduce social exclusion, gaps remain in the protection of vulnerable groups. The authorities should develop community-based services for persons with disabilities, grant automatic citizenship to all children born in Latvia, and improve the legislative and policy framework to combat bias-motivated crimes and hate speech....
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Human Rights Commissioner visits Latvia and Estonia

01/10/2007 Strasbourg
Commissioner Hammarberg today starts a visit to Latvia and Estonia to discuss with national authorities the implementation of the recommendations set out in his Memoranda to the governments, which were presented respectively in May and July this year. The visit aims at enhancing the ongoing dialogue with national authorities as a follow-up of the earlier findings and at discussing the recent...

Commissioner presents memoranda on Latvia, Lithuania and Sweden

16/05/2007 Strasbourg
Commissioner Thomas Hammarberg presented memoranda on the state of human rights in Latvia, Lithuania and Sweden to the Council of Europe's Committee of Ministers. Prepared after a visit by members of his office, the memoranda contain an assessment of progress in implementing the previous Commissioner's recommendations. On the basis of the delegations' findings, Mr. Hammarberg had initiated an...

Report on visit to Latvia

Report by Mr Alvaro Gil-Robles, Commissioner for Human Rights, on his visit to Latvia (5-8 October 2003) CommDH(2004)3 / 12 February 2004