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Letter to Latvian parliamentarians

Letter from the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Nils Muižnieks, to Latvian parliamentarians concerning ratification of the Istanbul Convention Read the letter: CommDH(2017)11

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Latvia: disproportionate defamation fine against can chill media freedom

26/01/2017 Strasbourg

The decision of the Riga Higher Court to impose a 50,000 euros fine on the portal for damaging the reputation of the National Opera with an opinion article can have a deleterious impact on media freedom and public speech in Latvia. Though the appeal decision has reduced the fine levied...

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Country visit report

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...

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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,...

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Country visit

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...

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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...

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