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Concluding Observations, CRC/C/LVA/CO/3-5, 29 January 2016: Latvia

III. Main areas of concern and recommendations B. General principles (arts. 2, 3, 6 and 12) Non-discrimination 26. The Committee welcomes the amendment to the Criminal Law, on 1 June 2007, on violation of the prohibition of discrimination and the provisions on non-discrimination in the Education Law, the Medical Treatment Law and the Law on […]

Concluding Observations, CCPR/C/LVA/CO/3, 25 March 2014: Latvia

19. The Committee is concerned at reports of racist speech, acts of violence and discrimination against vulnerable groups, including Roma and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons, and at a reported increase in incidents of violence against minorities in recent years. The Committee is also concerned at the inadequate application of the legislative framework against […]

Concluding Observations, CAT/C/LVA/CO/2, 19 February 2008: Latvia

19.While noting a number of measures adopted by the State party, including the recent amendment to article 48 of the Criminal Law to include racial motivation as an aggravating factor for criminal liability, the Committee expresses its concern at report of acts of violence against and discrimination of vulnerable groups, including Roma and the lesbian, […]

Report of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on the situation of human rights defenders, A/HRC/4/37/Add.1, 27 March 2007: Latvia

402. On 30 November 2006 the Special Representative, together with the Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression sent a letter of urgent appeal concerning participants in “Riga Pride 2006”, a peaceful protest organised to promote awareness of the human rights of lesbian, gays, bisexual and […]