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LHRC news  second quarter of 2014
 

 

 April, 4 – LHRC member Z. Karelina speaks at the European Russian Youth Forum  (Brussels).

 

April, 10-11 – LHRC secretary . Kuzmin participates at the 7th annual meeting of the Fundamntal Rights Platform (Vienna).

 

May, 8 – LHRC secretary . Kuzmin represents NGO “Rodina” before the Administrative district court in a case on prohibiting an annual march organized by the NGO on May, 9.  The judgment is in favour of Riga city authorities; it is appealed against.

 

June, 9-14 – LHRC secretary . Kuzmin takes part in the training “Legal and historical knowledge as a foundation for compatriots’ human rights activism” at the Russian State University for the Humanities (Moscow).

 

June, 20-21 – LHRC member A. Dimitrov participates at the conference of the European Network against Racism (Brussels).

 

June, 21-22  – LHRC member . Dimitrov takes part in the conference of the European Association for the Defense of Human Rights (Brussels).

 

June, 24 – a chamber of the European Court of Human Rights delivers the judgment in case “Petrova v. Latvia”, in favour of the applicant, represented by LHRC secretary . Kuzmin.

 

The book by LHRC co-chair V. Buzayev, “Legal and social situation of the Russian-speaking minority in Latvia”, is published.