On 30 September 2009, The Equal Rights Trust (ERT) submitted an expert opinion on the proposed amendments to the State Pensions Act to Latvia’s Saeima (Parliament). The amendments in question are a response to the European Court of Human Rights judgment in the case of Andrejeva v. Latvia (application no. 55707/00, judgment of 18 February 2009).
In the Andrejeva decision the Strasbourg court found that Latvia had discriminated against non-citizens as compared to citizens, in not recognising their employment before 1991 by organisations which had been legally registered in former Soviet republics other than Latvia, as counting towards pensions.
This is the PILI case summary of the UN Human Rights Committee case of Ignatane v. Latvia (Communication No. 884/1999 Latvia. 31/07/2001. CCPR/C/72/D/884/1999).
This is the ERT case summary of the European Court of Human Rights case of Andrejeva v. Latvia (Application no. 55707/00). The case was handed down by the Grand Chamber of the Court and found a violation of article 14 in conjunction with article 1 of Protocol No. 1.
On 18 February 2009, the European Court of Human Rights (the Court) handed down the judgment in the case of Andrejeva v. Latvia (Application no. 55707/00). The applicant, Ms. Natalija Andrejeva, claimed a violation of Article 14 of the European Convention on Human Rights (prohibition of discrimination) in conjunction with Article 1 of Protocol No.1 (right to peaceful enjoyment of possessions) and Article 6 (right to fair trial).