On 13 January 2015 European Court of Human Rights gave a judgement in a case "Petropavlovskis v. Latvia". Prorector of RGSL Mārtiņš Mits have prepared a comment regarding the case and the judgement that is significant to Latvia. It is published by magazine Ir.lv (In Latvian). Read now
The case concerned an allegation by a political activist that he was refused Latvian citizenship through naturalisation as punishment for hisviews on education reform in Latvia. The Court held that refusal of Latvian citizenship through naturalisation did not prevent an activist from expressing his opinion or participating in meetings; Articles 10 (freedom of expression), 11 (freedom of association) and 13 (right to an effective remedy) of the European Convention on Human Rights were not applicable and that there was therefore no arguable complaint under the Convention.