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Dimitry Kochenov: 'There Are Ways to Minimize Ethnic Discrimination in Latvia by Makinh Latvian “Non-Citizens” EU Citizens'

09 November 2018
Prof. Dimitry Kochenov
Prof. Dimitry Kochenov

In a large interview to Baltnews on citizenship, statelessness and the promise of EU citizenship in the Baltics, Dimitry Kochenov explained how the holders of the “non-citizen” passport of Latvia — a de facto nationality of remarkably low quality reserved in the country exclusively for the ethnic minorities — Belorusians, Jews, Russians and Ukrainians —could see their legal status upgraded to the Citizens of the European Union via a unilateral declaration of the Latvian Republic.

This proposal is building on Prof. Kochenov’s years-long engagement with minority protection law and, especially, the work co-authored with a European Parliament lawyer Aleksejs Dimitrovs in the Houston Journal of International Law (in English) and Vestnik Kutafinskoj Akademii (in Russian)


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Last modified:22 October 2019 2.50 p.m.

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