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Minority related national legislation

Latvia



The Constitution, 1922 (excerpts) English Latvian
Law on Cultural Autonomy, 1991 English Latvian
Law on the Residents' Register, 1998 (excerpts) English Latvian
Law on IDs, 2002 (excerpts) Latvian
Law on Changing Registered Name, Surname, and Ethnicity, 1994 (excerpts) English Latvian
Governmental Regulations on Citizens' Passports, Non-Citizens' Passports, and Stateless Persons' Travel Documents, 2002 (excerpts) Latvian
Governmental Regulations on Latvian Citizens' Passports, 1995 (excerpts) English Latvian
Governmental Regulations on Non-Citizens' Passports, 2001 (excerpts) Latvian
Governmental Regulations on Non-Citizens' Passports, 1997 (excerpts) English Latvian
Governmental Regulations on Refugee IDs, 2002 (excerpts) Latvian
Parliament's Rules of Procedure, 1994 (excerpts) Latvian
Law on Parliamentary Elections, 1995 (excerpts) English Latvian
Law on Minicipal Elections, 1994 (excerpts) English Latvian
Law on Minicipal Elections Campaign on Radio and TV, 1994 (excerpts) English Latvian
State Language Law, 1999 English Latvian
______Statute of the State Language Centre, 2000 English Latvian
______Statute of the State Language Centre Latvian language expert commission, 2000 English Latvian
______Regulations on Proficiency Degree in the State Language, 2000 English Latvian
______Regulations on Usage of Languages in Information, 2000 English Latvian
______Regulations on Ensuring Interpretation in Events, 2000 English Latvian
______Regulations on Certifying Document Translations, 2000 English Latvian
Judgment of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Latvia ”On Compliance of Article 19 of the Language Law and the Cabinet of Ministers August 22, 2000 Regulations No. 295 "Regulations on Spelling and Identification of Names and Surnames" with Articles 96 and 116 of the Satversme (Constitution)", 21 December 2001 English Latvian
______Regulations on Spelling of Personal Names, 2000 English Latvian
______Regulations on Usage of Place Names, Names of Institutions and Enterprises, 2000 English Latvian
______Regulations on Usage of Languages in Stamps, Seals and Letterheads, 2000 English Latvian
Law On Judicial Power (excerpts), 1992 English Latvian
Education Law, 1998: relevant excerpts English Latvian
Education Law, 1998: full text English Latvian
General Education Law, 1999: relevant excerpts Latvian
Tertiary Education Law, 1995: relevant excerpts Latvian
Governmental Regulations on Payoff of Students' Loans, 2001 Latvian
Governmental Regulations on Payoff of Students' Loans, 1999 Latvian
Judgment of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Latvia ”On the Compliance of Section 59 (Second Paragraph, Second Sentence in the Part on Participation in Financing of Private Educational Institutions if the Programs are Implemented in the Official language) of the Education Law with Article 91 of the Republic of Latvia Satversme (Constitution) and Article 14 of the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (as Being Read in Conjunction with Article 2 of the First Protocol)", 14 September 2005 English Latvian
Judgment of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Latvia ”On the Compliance of Section 9, Paragraph 3 of the Education Law Transitional Provisions with Articles 1, 91 and 114 of the Republic of Latvia Satversme, Article 2 of the First Protocol of the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms as well as its Article 14 (linked with Article 2 of the First Protocol), Articles 26 and 27 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, Article 5 of the International Convention on Elimination of any Form of Race Discrimination, Articles 2 and 30 of the Convention on the Rights of a Child as well as Article 18 of the Vienna Convention on the International Agreement Rights", 13 May 2005 English Latvian
Radio and TV Law, 1995 (excerpts) English Latvian
Judgment of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Latvia ”On the Compliance of Article 19 (the Fifth Part) of the Radio and Television Law with Articles 89, 91, 100 and 114 of the Republic of Latvia Satversme (Constitution) as well as with Articles 10 and 14 (Read together with Article 10) of the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms and Articles 19 and 27 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights”, 5 June 2003 English Latvian
Media Law, 1990 (excerpts) Latvian
Law on Holidays, 1990 Latvian
Law on Meetings, Pickets and Mass Rallies, 1997 (excerpts) English Latvian
Labour Code, 1972 Latvian
Regulations on Granting the Status of Unemployed, 2003 (excerpts) Latvian
Law on Private Security Activities, 1998 (excerpts) Latvian
Governmental Regulations on Licensing Private Security Activities, 2001 (excerpts) Latvian
Law on Value Added Tax, 1995 (excerpts) English Latvian

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