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Sarah Ganty and Dimitry V. Kochenov: Hijacking Human Rights to Enable Punishment by Association

In a post for the Strasbourg Observers academic blog, our Research Affiliate Sarah Ganty and Dimitry Kochenov, lead researcher of our Rule of Law Workgroup discuss the decision of the European Court of Human Rights to approve further restrictions on Russian-language education in Latvia.

"Constitutional identity was found to trump Convention rights and a very superficial assessment of proportionality was conducted. Supporting a bilingual school system in a bilingual society which pretends hard not to be one was proclaimed to amount to segregation, which needs to be dismantled at all costs. The Court agreed with the Latvian government that the existence of minority rights was the problem and not the violation of said minority rights," the authors write.

Read the full post here.

 

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