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.

Permanent Representation of Latvia to the Council of Europe

Latvian delegation at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE)

Latvian delegation at the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe (CLRAE)

Latvian representatives at various Council of Europe’s entities

  • Mārtiņš Mits, Judge of the European Court of Human Rights
  • Aldis Laviņš, the European Commission for Democracy through Law (Venice Commission)
  • Imants Jurevičius, European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT);
  • Anhelita Kamenska, European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI)
  • Kristīne Dupate, Expert at the European Committee of Social Rights
  • Member of the Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities

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