December, 2006

THE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE “THE OMBUDSMAN IN THE DEMOCRATIC STATE GOVERNED BY THE RULE OF LAW”

The international conference “The Ombudsman in the democratic state governed by the rule of law” is organized by the Latvian National Human Rights Office with the support of the Nordic Council of Minister’s Office in Latvia and will take place on 4 December, 2006, a.m.10.00-17.40 p.m., in the “Reval Hotel Latvija”, hall “Beta”, Riga, Elizabetes street 55.

On 6 April, 2006 the Latvian Parliament (the Saeima) adopted new law On Ombudsman. The law provides that the new ombudsman institution will be established on the basis of the Latvian National Human Rights Office starting from 1 January, 2007.

The aims of the conference “The Ombudsman in the democratic state governed by the rule of law” are to discuss about the role and functions of Ombudsman institution in Latvia and other countries, to analyze different aspects of activities of this institution, as well as to aggregate and sharing the best practice and opinions about the problems of protection of rights of a person with similar institutions in other countries.

More information: The Latvian National Human Rights Office’s,  project manager Sabīne Viļumsone, sabinev@vcb.lv, ph. +371 7686782, +371 29620284.

Nordic Council of Ministers Office in Latvia, Kārlis Valters, Karlis@norden.lv, ph. +371 7820089

 
PHOTO EXHIBITION "I WOULD LIKE TO BE..." BY IEVA JEROHINA

A photo exhibition "I would like to be..." by Ieva Jerohina is open from September 14 until November 30 at the Nordic Council of Ministers' Office in Latvia. The opening of the exhibition takes place on September 14 at 17:30.

Icelandic youngsters and environment is reflected in these photos by Ieva Jerohina. Portraits of young people have been taken in their own surroundings - their private rooms. In addition to the photos, there are comments from these teenagers about the topics - what they want to become, what is the base for their happiness, what future dreams they have and what they most love about their country.

Together with the photos one can learn also about the values and ideals of nowadays Icelandic youngsters. The photos are taken in Iceland in spring this year, when the artist Ieva Jerohina spent two months at the artist residence of Hafnarborg.