Latvia joined the Council of Europe on February 10, 1995. The Council of Europe, established in 1949, is the oldest political organisation in Europe and now has 46 member states, comprising almost the entire European continent. The aim of the Council of Europe is to establish a common area of respect for and protection of human rights, democracy and the rule of law.
Latvian representatives at various Council of Europe’s entities
Mārtiņš Mits, Judge of the European Court of Human Rights
Anhelita Kamenska, European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI)
Ineta Ziemele, the European Commission for Democracy through Law (Venice Commission)
Solvita Olsena, European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT)
Kristīne Dupate, Expert at the European Committee of Social Rights