Administration of Justice

Annual Statistical Data: Public Order and Justice       

data.csb.gov.lv/DATABASEEN/Iedzsoc/Annual%20statistical%20data/13.%20Public%20order%20and%20justice/13.%20Public%20order%20and%20justice.asp

This site provides crime data in the database form.

Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia
www.csb.lv/avidus.cfm

Provides national statistics including public order.

Overseas Security Advisory Council - Latvia Crime & Safety Report (2011)
www.osac.gov/Pages/ContentReportDetails.aspx?cid=10586

OSAC present an overall report on crime and safety in Latvia for the year of 2007.


Corruption & Fraud

Anti-Corruption Practitioners Network - Country Overview
europeandcis.undp.org/anticorruption/show/31102568-F203-1EE9-B21BC4CDF2B093E5

Part of the United Nations Development Programme, this network overview presents information on Latvia's anti-corruption institutions, anti-corruption strategy, and anti-corruption legal framework. Also available are links to related documents.

Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) - Council of Europe

GRECO evaluation procedures involve the collection of information through questionnaire(s), on-site country visits enabling evaluation teams to solicit further information during high-level discussions with domestic key players, and drafting of evaluation reports. These reports, which are examined and adopted by GRECO, contain recommendations to the evaluated countries in order to improve their level of compliance with the provisions under consideration. Measures taken to implement recommendations are subsequently assessed by GRECO under a separate compliance procedure


The Council of Europe’s Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) has published its Third Round Evaluation Report on Latvia. The report has been made public with the agreement of the country’s authorities. It focuses on two distinct themes: criminalization of corruption and transparency of party funding.


Drugs & Alcohol

Country Fact Sheet, Eurasian Narcotics (2004)
www.silkroadstudies.org/new/inside/research/narcotics_crime/FactSheet/2004/Latvia.pdf

This site provides information about drug production and smuggling and counter-narcotics efforts of Latvia.

European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) - Country Overview
www.emcdda.europa.eu/publications/country-overviews/lv

This overview presents a comprehensive overview of the drugs situation in Latvia. Topics covered in the country overview include: drug use among the general population and young people, prevention, problem drug use, treatment demand, drug-related infectious diseases, drug-related deaths, treatment responses, harm reduction responses, drug markets and drug-related offences, national drug laws, national drug strategy, coordination mechanism in the field of drugs and drug-related research. Also included in the country report are key statistics on the drug situation and a barometer that indicates the prevalence profile and relative rating of the country.

European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) - National Reports
Commissioned each year by the EMCDDA and produced by the national focal points of the Reitox network, the National reports draw an overall picture of the drug phenomenon at national level in each EU Member state.


Human Rights

Annual Reports to Congress on Human Rights Practices - Latvia
These reports, produced by the U.S. Department of State, to the U.S. Congress. The law provides that the Secretary of State shall transmit a "full and complete report regarding the status of internationally recognized human rights, within the meaning of subsection (A) in countries that receive assistance under this part, and (B) in all other foreign countries which are members of the United Nations and which are not otherwise the subject of a human rights report under this Act." Reports on several countries are included that do not fall into the categories established by these statutes and that thus are not covered by the congressional requirement. The reports cover internationally recognized individual, civil, political, and worker rights, as set forth in the Univeral Declaration of Human Rights. (website).

Annual Reports to Congress on International Religious Freedom - Latvia

These reports, produced by the U.S. Department of State, describe the status of religious freedom in Latvia, government policies violating religious belief and practices of groups, religious denominations, and individuals, and U.S. policies to promote religious freedom around the world. It is submitted in compliance with the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998.