Latvian Ombudsman discusses European child rights law with practitioners

The Ombudsperson’s Office of the Republic of Latvia held two seminars to present the Latvian version of the Handbook of European Law relating to the Rights of the Child in Riga on 28 October.

Legal professionals, including judges, lawyers, and public prosecutors, as well as police officers, social workers and other practitioners concerned with the protection and promotion of child rights in Latvia discussed the application of European standards, including ‘real’ cases brought to the attention of the Latvian Ombudsperson’s office. This also allowed the introduction of broader discussions among the practitioners regarding the application of child protection law across the EU and in Latvia in particular. The Handbook is now available in Latvian and 14 other EU languages.