Recognizing that freedom and equality is a birthright of every human being;

considering commitment of world nations declared in UN statutes on implementing the basic human rights, on respecting the value of personality, equal rights and rights on self-determination of big and small nations;

considering necessity of promotion of social fairness and development;

being aware of necessity of creation of stability, welfare, peaceful and friendly relations in the society, ascribing the human rights and freedom on all individuals regardless their race, sex, language, religion, national or social origin; (…)

recognizing principles announced in the Republic of Latvia Declaration Act of November 18, 1918 that "... all citizens regardless of their nationality are appealed to participate because rights of all nations shall be considered in Latvia. It will be democratic and fair State without oppression and injustice...";

taking care of correspondence of Republic of Latvia legislative acts to principles of international law on human rights issues,

the Supreme Council of the Republic of Latvia declares:

Recognizing special importance of international instruments in securing of human rights adopted in United Nations and in its specialized organizations and in Helsinki, Madrid and Vienna meetings of the European Security and Cooperation Conference, the Republic of Latvia joins the following instruments of international rights:

1.    Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 10 December 1948;
2.    International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, 16 December 1966;
3.    International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, 16 December 1966;

5.    International Convention of the Elimination of all Forms of Racial Discrimination, 21 December 1965;

10.  Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women, 18 December 1979;

29.  Declaration of the Human Rights of Individuals Who are not Nationals of the Country in which They Live, 13 December 1985;

31.  Freedom or Association Convention and Protection of the Right to Organize Convention, 9 July 1948;
32.  Right to Organize and Collective Bargaining Convention, 1 July 1949;
33.  Workers' Representatives Convention, 23 June 1971;
34.  Labour Relations (Public Service) Convention, 27 June 1978;

36.  Convention On the Political Rights of Women, 20 December 1952;
37.  Declaration On the Rights of the Child, 20 November 1959;

49.  Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe, Helsinki Meeting Final Act, 1975;
50.  Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe, Madrid Meeting Concluding Document, 1983;
51.  Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe, Vienna Meeting Concluding Document, 1989.


Recognizing a contribution of the European Council and the European Parliament in securing the human rights, the Supreme Council of the Republic of Latvia shall conduct itself in the legislative activities according to instruments in human rights issues adopted by those organizations. (…)