Today, on October 16, from 11:00 to 12:00 OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities Astrid Thors will visit The Ombudsman's Office of the Republic of Latvia. Agenda of the meeting between Ombudsman Juris Jansons and the OSCE High Commissioner includes issues of bilingual education in Latvian, progress in the fight against discrimination and other minority issues.
Ombudsman's Office of the Republic of Latvia has published its Annual report on the year 2013 in English.
From May 21st till 22nd representatives of Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe visited Latvia on issues related to national minorities in Latvia. OSCE High Commissioner of National Minorities representatives – senior adviser Jennifer Croft and senior legal adviser Laurentiu Hadirca and Ombudsman of Latvia Mr. Juris Jansons had fruitful meeting.
Ombudsman Office prepares and disseminates explanation for international cooperation partners and foreign embassies about situation of national minorities education in Latvia.
Ombudsman of the Republic of Latvia Mr. Juris Jansons from 10th till 14th March participates in Human Rights Committee's 110th Session in Geneva. Parallel taking part in 27th ICC Annual Meeting. Ombudsman also gave speech about implementation of UN International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights in Latvia and about experiences with austerity measures and violations in human rights in times of limited economic resources in Latvia
In November 28, 2013 Ombudsman’s Office of the Republic of Latvia received letter from Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia with request of information regarding the annual statements in the field of civil and political rights for the period from 2009 to 2013 for provision of further information to the UN Commission for Human Rights.