about

Everyone has the right to know their rights. The Human Rights Guide is an online information and education resource and a self-help tool. It offers help in understanding human rights in different situations.

Beta version

The Human Rights Guide is ‘beta’ labelled. This means that you are looking at the first public version of this website. During the beta phase, the website will be continually updated, tested and improved. Some parts may not yet be completed or fully operational. 

The main features of the Human Rights Guide are:

Human rights through themes

The Guide takes a thematic approach to explaining how human rights work. Instead of listing separate rights, you can learn about the rights which are relevant to a particular topic or a situation in your daily life. New themes will be added over time.

Find help

The Guide offers help in understanding how to complain when you believe your rights have been violated. Each theme has a section that explains the steps to take.

Explore resources

The Guide offers references to the relevant Latvian and international laws, case law and additional documents. These are found in resources sections at the bottom of the specific page. Summaries are provided for the most relevant cases, in addition to links to full judgments.

Institutions & organisations

The Guide has a section on the human rights institutions to approach for establishing whether your human rights have been violated. It explains when and how you can apply to these institutions. There is also a section on organisations which work with human rights and that can be consulted for help or further information.

Country specific & multilingual

The Guide is European cooperation project with country specific content for Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania and Bulgaria. It is offered in Latvian, Estonian, Lithuanian and Bulgarian with translations in English.

Using the Guide

The Guide has a single structure and fixed page layout. At the bottom of each page you can browse the pages marked to explore the topic further. For quick and easy navigation, the breadcrumb at the top of the page shows you where you are, whilst the menu button gives you access to the structure for the whole Guide. The search tool and tags can be used to search content and explore related pages across the Guide. The Guide has been developed to be responsive, which means that it has been adapted to work on different devices and screen sizes.

Using the content

When using the Guide, please note that the content offered on this website is for personal and educational use only. Learn more about using the content. By using this website, you agree to be bound by the following terms of use.

Partners & contributors

The Human Rights Guide is a human rights education and cooperation platform. It was launched in Latvia in 2016, in Estonian and Lithuanian in 2017 and Bulgaria in 2019. The project was established by a Latvian non-governmental organisation, the Baltic Human Rights Society, and the project partners are the Estonian Human Rights Centre, the NGO Law Institute in Lithuania and Bulgarian Helsinki Committee in Bulgaria.

The Human Rights Guide project has been kindly supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, the EU Programme Erasmus+ and the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Latvia. The European Commission and other donors which are co-financing this project are not responsible for the information published on this website and any use that may be made of it.

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Contact

For inquiries, please contact us at guide@baltichumanrights.org. Read more about linking to this website, providing feedback or establishing partnerships and cooperation on the Terms of use page.

When contacting us, please note that we cannot offer additional free legal aid or other support.

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