2010

The Constitutional Court of Latvia has adopted a decision in RC “ZELDA” client’s J.F. case

On 28 December 2010 the Constitutional Court of Latvia adopted a judgement in the RC “ZELDA’s” represented client’s J.F. case on compliance of Article 358 and Article 364 of the Civil Law with Article 96 of the Constitution of the … Continue reading

The Latvian Parliament (Saeima) has adopted a law which ratifies Optional Protocol of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

On 3 June 2010 the Saeima adopted a law (On Optional Protocol of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities) in accordance with which Latvia adopts and ratifies the Optional Protocol of the UN Convention on the Rights … Continue reading

On 28 of May 2010 the RC “ZELDA” in cooperation with MDAC organized a training seminar for the Latvian judges, prosecutors and attorneys

  On 28 of May 2010 the Resource Center “ZELDA” in cooperation with the Mental Disability Advocacy Center (MDAC) organized a training seminar for the Latvian judges, prosecutors and attorneys entitled “Human Rights Standards in Court Proceedings against People with … Continue reading

The Constitutional Court has initiated a case about the Civil Law’s Article 358 and 364’s compliance with Article 96 of the Constitution

On April 28 2010 the Constitutional Court declared admissible “ZELDA’s” client J.’s petition about the Civil Law’s Article 358 and 364 compliance with Article 96 of the Constitution. The petitioner, who be­cause of intellectual disability has been incapacitated for several years, … Continue reading

On April 2010 the Resource Center “ZELDA” published its latest Newsletter

  On April 2010 the Resource Center “ZELDA” published its latest Newsletter which is available here. It covers issues such as: the key developments in mental disability advocacy from the second half of 2009 until March 2010; informed consent; applying Article … Continue reading

Anete Erdmane’s Masters Thesis will be published

Vienna Online Journal on International Constitutional Law – http:// www.internationalconstitutionallaw.net through a selection process has chosen to publish Anete Erdmane’s Masters Thesis, Liberty behind closed doors…? Involuntary placement and medical treatment in psychi­atric institutions from the human rights perspective.

“ZELDA” has been admitted to the European Union’s Fundamental Rights Agency’s NGO platform

At the beginning of 2010 the European Fundamental Rights Agency admitted “ZELDA” to their NGO platform, where NGOs have the opportunity to participate in the creation of fundamental rights’ policy on the EU level.

A new staff researcher Georgiana Gheorghe (Romania) has joined RC “ZELDA”

Resource Centre “ZELDA” was one of the region’s human rights and advocacy organizations where recent graduates of Masters and LL.M. programs in the social sciences, law, and humanities in the frame­work of the Internship Initiative of the Open Society Institute, … Continue reading

“ZELDA” has moved to new premises

Because of the expansion in our work, since January 2010, RC “ZELDA” has  moved to larger premises. Our new address is Marupes Street 4-31, our phone/fax stays the same: +371 67442828. We kindly re­mind that “ZELDA” continues to provide free … Continue reading