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....
01/10/2007 StrasbourgCommissioner 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...
16/05/2007 StrasbourgCommissioner 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...
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