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History

Latvian Human Rights Committee was founded in 1992 by a group of people co-operating since 1990. In 1995, LHRC has joined FIDH and was registered by Latvian authorities. Since 1997, the committee supports UNITED netwok. In 2007, LHRC has joined AEDH and ENAR.

The following brochures were issued by LHRC in English:

  • Human Rights and Minorities in Latvia (1999)
  • Report on the Implementation of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities in the Republic of Latvia (2002)
  • Citizens of a Non-Existent State (2008)

LHRC members have led the following cases before international human rights institutions:

  • Agafonova v. Latvia (UN HRC) - Latvia has issued residence permit for the applicant
  • Ignatane v. Latvia (UN HRC) - views in favour of Ignatane (2001)
  • Podkolzina v. Latvia (ECHR; later, British lawyer W. Bowring has taken the representation) - judgment in favour of Podkolzina (2002)
  • Rudova v. Latvia (ECHR) - decision in favour of government (2002)
  • Kuhareca v. Latvia (ECHR) - decision in favour of government (2004)
  • Zdanoka v. Latvia (ECHR; later, British lawyer W. Bowring has taken the representation) - 5:2 judgment in favour of Zdanoka (2004), 13:4 GC final judgment in favour of government (2006)
  • Sevanova v. Latvia (ECHR) - judgment in favour of Sevanova (2006), decision to struck the case out of list, paying costs to Sevanova (2007)
  • Mitina v. Latvia (ECHR) - partial decision (2002) and final decision (2006) in favour of government
  • Miholapa v. Latvia (ECHR; later, British lawyer W. Bowring has taken the representation) - judgment in favour of Miholapa (2007)
  • Andrejeva v. Latvia (ECHR) - judgment in favour of Andrejeva (2009)
  • Raihman v. Latvia (UN HRC) - 13:2 views in favour of Raihman (2010)  
  • Petropavlovskis v. Latvia (ECHR) - declared admissible (2008)

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