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Human Rights Sources

- Human rights INGOs, where LHRC participates
- Human rights authorities and NGOs of Latvia with wide fields of activity
- NGOs of Latvia's ethnic minorities
- International organizations in the field of minority rights and citizenship
- Latvian authorities implementing integration and language policy
- international organisation in the field of right to housing
- Latvian authorities implementing housing policy
- Latvian authorities and NGOs working in certain fields of human rights

Human rights INGOs, where LHRC participates

1. FIDH
www.fidh.org
2. AEDH
www.aedh.eu
3. UNITED
www.unitedagainstracism.org
4. ENAR
http://www.enar-eu.org/

Human rights authorities and NGOs of Latvia with wide fields of activity

1. Ombudsman's Office
www.tiesibsargs.lv
2. Latvian Centre for Human Rights
www.humanrights.org.lv
3. Human Rights Institute, University of Latvia
www.humanrights.lv

NGOs of Latvia's ethnic minorities

1. Russian Community of Latvia
www.ruskijdombaltii.lv/index.php?name=topics&gid=31
2. Russian Society in Latvia
www.russkie.org.lv
3. Latvian Association of Teachers of Russian Language and Literature
www.lapryal.org
4. Association for Support of Schools with Russian Language of Instruction in Latvia
www.lashor.lv
5. Union of Belarusians of Latvia
www.belorus.lv/
6. Russian ethnic union "Rodina"
www.rodina.lv
7. Latvian Centre of Moldovan Culture "Dachiya"
http://www.moldova.lv/
8. Association of Russian Culture, Education and Science "ARKONA"
www.arkona2.eu
9. Institute of Russian Cultural Heritage of Latvia
http://www.russkije.lv/
10. Roma Culture Centre
http://www.romucentrs.lv/
11. "Russkij mir.lv" (Russian world.lv)
www.russkijmir.lv
12. Latvian Lebanese Cultural Association
http://www.annalindhfoundation.org/members/latvijas-libanas-kulturas-biedriba-latvian-lebanese-cultural-association
13. Russian Community of Liepaja
www.lro.lv
14. Jelgava society of Russian culture "Veche"
www.svoi.lv
15. Belarusian Cultural Society of Latvia "Svitanak"
www.svitanak.lv
16. Union of Ukrainians of Latvia
http://www.materik.ru/nationals/database/migrants/detail.php?ID=13243
17. Centre of Jewish Community "ALEF"
www.alef.lv
18. Jewish Community of Latvia
www.jews.lv
19. Union of Latvia's Germans
http://www.verband.lv/
20. Society of Azerbaijanis of Latvia "AZERI"
www.azeri.lv
21. Liv Culture Center
www.livones.lv
22. Union of Poles of Latvia
www.polonia.lv
23. Arabic Culture Center
www.bakc.lv
24. Georgian Society of Latvia "Samshoblo"
www.georgia.lv
25. Latgola.lv
www.latgola.lv
26. Afrolatvian Association
www.afrolat.lv
27. Association of Ethnic Cultural NGOs of Latvia
lnkba.wordpress.com/
28. Čišma association of Tatars and Bashkirs in Latvia
tatarlar.lv/
29. Russian House in Riga
www.rusdomriga.lv
30. Daugavpils German Association "ERFOLG"
www.erfolg.lv
31. Russian Community of Rezekne
www.rusrezekne.lv

International organizations in the field of minority rights and citizenship

1. Tolerance and Non-Discrimination Department, OSCE ODIHR
http://www.osce.org/odihr/44450
2. UN Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism
www.ohchr.org/EN/Issues/Racism/SRRacism/Pages/IndexSRRacism.aspx
3. European Commission against Racism and Intolerance
www.coe.int/ecri
4. United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
www.unhcr.org
5. Council of Europe Nationality portal
www.coe.int/t/dghl/standardsetting/nationality/default_en.asp
6. "International Observatory on Statelessness"
www.nationalityforall.org
7. "Refugees International"
www.refintl.org
8. European Union Democracy Observatory on Citizenship
eudo-citizenship.eu
9. Independent Expert on minority issues (UN)
www2.ohchr.org/english/issues/minorities/expert/index.htm
10. European Network on Statelessness
http://www.statelessness.eu/
11. Secretariat of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities (CoE)
www.coe.int/minorities
12. Secretariat of the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages (CoE)
www.coe.int/minlang
13. European Centre for Minority Issues
www.ecmi.de/
14. High Commissioner on National Minorities (OSCE)
www.osce.org/hcnm
15. Minority Rights Group International
www.minorityrights.org/
16. "Mercator" network
www.mercator-network.eu/
17. "Minelres" — Minority Electronic Resouces
www.minelres.lv
18. MIRIS — Minority Rights Information System
dev.eurac.edu:8085/mugs2/index.jsp?TopBarItem=Home
19. Minorities at Risk, University of Maryland
www.cidcm.umd.edu/mar/
20. Institute for Minority Rights (European Academy Bozen/Bolzano)
www.eurac.edu/Org/Minorities/IMR/

Latvian authorities implementing integration and language policy

1. Society Integration Foundation
www.lsif.lv
2. Office of Citizenship and Migration Affairs
www.pmlp.gov.lv
3. State Language Centre
www.vvc.gov.lv/
4. State Language Commission
www.vvk.lv
5. Latvian Language Agency
www.valoda.lv
6. Department of State Language Policy of the Ministry of Education and Science
izm.izm.gov.lv/ministrija/kontakti.html#VVPD_dep
7. Social integration in the website of the Ministry of Culture
www.km.gov.lv/lv/nozares_info/integracija.html
8. Minorities Consulting Council under the President
www.president.lv/pk/content/?cat_id=6407&lng=lv
9. Social Integration Bureau (Jelgava City)
www.sib.jelgava.lv/
10. Department of Official Language Examination, National Center of Education's Curricula, MES
visc.gov.lv/eksameni/valval/info.shtml
11. Social integration in the website of Riga City Council Department of Education, Culture and Sport
www.iksd.riga.lv/public/31759.html
12. Centre of Russian Culture (Daugavpils)
www.daugavpils.lv/lv/93

international organisation in the field of right to housing

1. Special Rapporteur on adequate housing (UN)
www2.ohchr.org/english/issues/housing/index.htm
2. United Nations Human Settlements Programme, UN-HABITAT
www.unhabitat.org
3. International Union of Tenants
www.iut.nu
4. Centre on Housing Rights and Evictions
www.cohre.org
5. European Federation of National Organisations Working with the Homeless (FEANTSA)
www.feantsa.org
6. Habitat International Coalition
www.hic-net.org

Latvian authorities implementing housing policy

1. Department of Housing policy, Ministry of Economy
www.em.gov.lv/em/2nd/?cat=15992
2. Department of Welfare of Riga City Council
www.ld.riga.lv
3. Department of Housing and Environment of Riga City Council
mvd.riga.lv
4. Unit of Housing Tenure of Riga City
www.riga.lv/LV/Channels/Riga_Municipality/Executive_authority/ipasa_statusa_institucijas/Ires_valde
5. Riga Association of Housing Managers
www.rigaa.lv

Latvian authorities and NGOs working in certain fields of human rights

1. Data State Inspectorate
www.dvi.gov.lv
2. State Labour Inspectorate
www.vdi.gov.lv
3. State Inspectorate For Protection Of Children's Rights
www.bti.gov.lv
4. Health Inspectorate
www.vi.gov.lv
5. Consumer Rights Protection Centre
www.ptac.gov.lv
6. NGO network "Save the children"
www.rnc-rtb.lv
7. Free Trade Union Confederation of Latvia
www.lbas.lv
8. Latvian Umbrella Body for Disability organisations SUSTENTO
www.sustento.lv
9. Resource Centre for Women "Marta"
www.marta.lv
10. Women's Rights Institute
www.stinstituts.lv
11. Resource Centre for people with mental disability “Zelda”
www.zelda.org.lv/
12. Patients’ Ombud Office
www.pacientuombuds.lv
13. Association of Independent Experts on the Protection of Rights of Consumers and Tenants
web-90126.my-coordinator.com/?
14. Union of Borrowers of Latvia
www.lakra.lv/