On 31 October 2019 Riga Graduate School of Law will host the annual conference devoted to the issues of human rights in Latvia, organised in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia. The conference will be held at Riga Graduate School of Law, Strelnieku iela 4 k-2, auditorium W42.
The speakers of the conference are President of the Constitutional Court and RGSL Professor Ineta Ziemele, Judge of the European Court of Human Rights and Associate Professor of RGSL Mārtiņš Mits, Representative of Latvia before International Human Rights Organisations Kristīne Līce, Visiting Lecturer of RGSL Arina Melse. The conference will be opened by the RGSL Rector Dr. Pietro Sullo.
During the discussion, participants will be introduced to the issues that are currently important for the common European defence of human rights, recent developments of the European Court of Human Rights as well as its latest rulings in the Latvian cases.
These discussions have a stable position in the range of academic and professional activities in Latvia. They are attended by representatives of various legal professions – judges of the Constitutional and eneral jurisdiction courts and their assistants, prosecutors, lawyers, ministry officials, members of the Latvian Parliament and representatives of its Legal Bureau, representatives of the Ombudsman’s Office and non-governmental organisations, students. The discussion seeks to consolidate the academic and professional aspects of challenges in the application of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms in Latvia, to raise awareness about current problems and their possible solutions. Therefore, the discussion is primarily aimed at those whose professional activities are related to the observance of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, but at the same time, this conference is a useful source of information on current issues of protection of human rights in Latvia for everyone interested.
The working language of the event is Latvian.