Ombudsman participates in Human Rights Committee’s 110th Session and 27th ICC Annual Meeting in Geneva

From 10th till 14th March Ombudsman of the Republic of Latvia Mr. Juris Jansons participates in Human Rights Committee’s 110th Session in Geneva. Parallel also taking part in 27th ICC Annual Meeting. 

Juris Jansons gave a speech at the UN Human Rights Committee’s 110th session, during which was discussed the third Latvian national report of the implementation of UN International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights in  Latvia.

During 27th ICC Annual Meeting was held also side-event about Economic, Social and Cultural Human Rights in the context of limited economic resources.

In this side-event Mr. Jansons gave speech about experiences with austerity measures and violations in human rights in times of limited economic resources. Ombudsman pointed out that the austerity measures pursued by national governments in recent years under the burden of economical crisis have seriously affected the fundamental rights of population.

Full speeches of Ombudsman of the Republic of Latvia is in attachment.