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Minority issues in Latvia

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A bi-weekly electronic newsletter
Published by the Latvian Human Rights Committee (F.I.D.H.)
Issued since June 1999

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- Application to hold a meeting devoted to 200-year-jubilee of Pushkin rejected
- Second reading of the amendments to the Education Law
- Conference in Daugavpils on the future of Russian minority schools in Latvia
- Education law: discussion continues
- Riga Aviation University closed
- Court declares illegal refusal to permit meeting on Pushkin's anniversary
- Dispute over minority names' writing
- Latvian Association of Russian Culture homeless?
- First success with the European Court of Human Rights  
- Adoption of the new State Language Law causes serious concerns 
- The State Language Law not signed. To be continued?
- Adoption of the State Language Law postponed
- State Language inspectorate fines Molokh
- Capital punishment problem in Latvia
- LHRC web site coming soon
- Concluding observations of the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination: Latvia

- News from the Saeima
- Entrance examinations in Daugavpils Pedagogical University
- An amalgamation of two boards will take place?

- New Radio/TV Council elected, Russian-speakers are not represented again
- Friendship and co-operation?
- Does ethnicity matter?

- News from the Saeima
- Adoption of the Integration Concept delayed
- The case of Tatyana Zhdanok still pending
- International Day against Fascism and Anti-Semitism celebrated in Latvia

- The State Language Law has been adopted
- Latvia does not intend to ratify the Framework Convention