Violations by the Latvian Department of Citizenship and Immigration

In this investigation of the application of the 1991 Latvian law “On the Registration of Residents,” our findings indicate that the Department of Citizenship and Immigration has targeted certain non-citizen groups and denied them registration as legal residents of Latvia. These groups include civilians who work for the Soviet/Russian military, those who live in temporary housing, retired Soviet military officers, and individuals — most of whom have had no connection to the Soviet military — who live in housing that was once built by military constructions units.

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