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ECRI, ECRI Conclusions on the implementation of the recommendations in respect of LATVIA subject to interim follow-up Adopted on 9 December 2014

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Type of publication


Geographical coverage


Area/location of interest

Not applicable - national level

Type of Institution

Monitoring body


ECRI | European Commission against Racism and Intolerance | Council of Europe

Main Thematic Focus

Racism & xenophobia Discrimination Ethnic profiling

Target Population

Muslims Migrants Ethnic minorities People with migrant background Refugees & asylum seekers

Key findings

Awareness-raising campaigns have been organised notably for younger people, including members of national/ethnic minorities, and training seminars have been held
for civil servants and local government staff. Seminars have also been organised for employers and journalists, on tolerance and social exclusion, management of diversity
and intercultural competences. Furthermore, events for the general public have been organised to encourage tolerance towards foreigners and to promote their integration into society.

ECRI notes that more remains to be done. In particular, a stronger involvement of representatives of different vulnerable groups
needs to be ensured. ECRI has received information that the Cabinet of Ministers is tasked with monitoring the implementation of the Guidelines and that a Council has been established for the implementation of the Action Plan. However, doubts have been expressed as to its inclusiveness and effectiveness.

Methodology (Qualitative/Quantitative and exact type used, questionnaires etc)

The working methods for the preparation of the reports involve documentary analyses, a visit to the country concerned, and then a confidential dialogue with the national authorities.

Sample details and representativeness

ECRI’s reports are analyses based on a great deal of information gathered from a wide variety of sources.

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