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INCORE guide to Internet sources on conflict in Latvia

Compiled by Ekaterina Borissova (September 2006)


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Perry-Castaceda Map Library
Administrative division of Latvia
http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/europe/latvia_admn98.jpg (1627)

Infoplease. Com
A map of major cities of Latvia
http://www.infoplease.com/atlas/country/latvia.html (1628)

Perry-Castaceda Map Library
Ethnic Russians in Newly Independent States (including Latvia)
http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/commonwealth/russians_ethnic_94.jpg (1629)

News Sources - Email Lists

Politika.lv. Independent public policy website,
The largest on-line resource on policy issues of Latvia
http://www.policy.lv/ (1630)

The National News Agency LETA.
Indispensable primary source of top sociopolitical and economic information in Latvia
http://www.leta.lv/eng/index.php (1631)

The largest newspaper in Latvia on-line (in Latvian).
http://www.diena.lv/ (1632)

Daily newspaper in Russian
http://www.chas-daily.com/win/index.html (1633)

National and Local Governmental Institutions and Agencies

Naturalisation Board.
Facts and statistics on residents and naturalisation, legal acts and laws on citizenship
http://www.np.gov.lv/index.php?en=fakti_en&saite=residents.htm (1634)

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia.
Information on the ministry, its activity, diplomatic missions abroad. Also there are some articles on the civil society of Latvia
http://www.mfa.gov.lv/en/ministry/ (1635)

Secretariat of Minister for Special Assignments for Society Integration Affairs.
Information on migration, education, language. Also there are some publications, research on national minorities
http://www.integracija.gov.lv/?setl=2&PHPSESSID=e6e49f1892399f5238b6da561698c8f2 (1636)

International Multilateral Organisations (IOs)

Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe to Latvia (23.09.93 – 31.12.01).
Report of Mission activity in Latvia.
http://www.osce.org/item/15727.html (1637)

UN in Latvia.
News from UN, its activity, publications
http://www.un.lv/?language=2 (1638)

European Commission
Representation in Latvia.
http://www.eiropainfo.lv/index.php?l=en (1639)

International Financial Institutions (IFIs)

International Monetary Fund.
IMF activity in Latvia.
http://www.imf.org/external/country/LVA/index.htm (1640)

World Bank.
Information on WB projects in Latvia, statistics, reports
http://web.worldbank.org ........ (1641)

International Non-Governmental Organisation (INGOs), Research Institutes, Non-State Actors

Human Rights Watch.
Investigation of discrimination certain non-citizen group by the Latvian Department of Citizenship and Immigration.
http://hrw.org/doc/?t=europe_pub&c=latvia (1642)

Freedom House.
The site contains reports on freedom of the press, nation in transition countries reports.
http://www.freedomhouse.org/template.cfm?page=1 (1643)

Minorities at Risk.
Assessment for Russians in Latvia.
http://www.cidcm.umd.edu/inscr/mar/assessment.asp?groupId=36701 (1644)

Local Non-Governmental Organisation (NGOs), Civil Society Organisations, Research Institutes, Non-State Actors

“Defence Council of Russian-speaking school”
(“Shtab zaschity russkih school”). Site of united Russian minority NGOs for promoting and defending Russian schools in Latvia. (In Russian)
http://www.shtab.lv/main.php (1645)

The Latvian Institute.
This web site offers background information, tations and videos about Latvia. There are also some links to other Latvian government and private Internet sites that offer in-depth information on all aspects of Latvian society, economy, culture and history http://www.li.lv/en/?id=1
http://www.li.lv/en/?id=1 (1646)

Latvian Centre for Human Rights.
It was established in 1993 with a view to promoting human rights and tolerance in Latvia through monitoring, research, advocacy, legal assistance and training activies.
http://www.humanrights.org.lv/html/ (1647)

“Human rights in Latvia (2002)”.+
The report was prepared by Latvian Center for Human Rights and Ethnic Studies. The report includes chapters on the rights of ethnic minorities and problems of educational reform.
http://www.mfa.gov.lv ........ (1652)

Articles, Papers, Reports, Agreements

Nations in Transition 2005
(Report of Freedom House)
http://www.lnak.org/subcontent/latvia2005.pdf (1648)

Country recommendations by the High Commissioner on National Minorities (OSCE).
“On the proposals of the Working Group concerning the Amendments to the Citizenship law” (12.04.1998)
http://www.osce.org/documents/hcnm/1998/04/2734_en.pdf (1649)

Country recommendations (Latvia) by the High Commissioner on National Minorities (OSCE).
The page contains a number of recommendations for Latvia concerning citizenship and integration policy.
http://www.osce.org/hcnm/documents.html?lsi=true&limit=10&grp=44 (1650)

“Cultural diversity and Tolerance in Latvia”.
This document compiles data and analysis concerning intolerance and cultural diversity in Latvia. By providing some insight into the situation, it also provides the starting point for further action.
http://www.mfa.gov.lv/data/file/e/Cultural_Diversity_and_Tolerance_in_Latvia.pdf (1651)

“Minority education in Latvia”.
The article explains the educational reform from the governmental point of view.
http://www.mfa.gov.lv/en/policy/4641/4642/4643/ (1653)

“Russians in Latvia - History, Current Status and Prospects”.
Lecture by Minister of Social Integration Nils Muiznieks to Tubingen University (Germany), 8 November 2004.
http://www.integracija.gov.lv/?id=574&sadala=25 (1654)

The Law on Citizenship
The Law on Citizenship
http://www.np.gov.lv/en/faili_en/Pils_likums.rtf (1655)

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