Riga Graduate School of Law (RGSL) organised a conference “Promoting tolerance in Latvia: legislation, policy and practice” on 6 December 2013.
The conference is follow up to an event held at RGSL in October 2012. The aim of this year’s conference was to contribute to amendments to Latvian criminal law, adoption of policies and raising awareness among politicians and society at large of the need to address hate crimes and hate speech related matters.
Well known experts from Latvia and abroad had participated in the event – Judge of the European Court of Human Rights and RGSL Professor Ineta Ziemele, Hate Crime Officer at Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) Joanna Perry, Prosecutor General Ēriks Kalnmeiers and others.
Conference’s main audiences are policy-makers, representatives of judiciary, NGO leaders, mass media representatives and students.
The conference was co-organised with the Latvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and financed under the Management Partnership concluded between the European Commission and the Government of Latvia. The aim of the Management Partnership is to inform the society about the European Union.
Materials from the conference
Rector of RGSL George Ulrich on Promoting Tolerance in Europe
Judge Ineta Ziemele on Human Rights and Promoting Tolerance in Europe
Judge Ineta Ziemele on Hate Speech and Responsibility of the Politicians
Judge Ineta Ziemele on Diversity and Promoting Tolerance in Europe
ODHIR Hate Crime Officer Joanna Perry on Promoting Tolerance in Europe
Police Superintendent Paul Giannasi on Promoting Tolerance in Europe
TV3, http://www.tv3play.lv/play/336523 (from 23'00'')