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LJTC begins seminar series for lawyers about discrimination prevention questions “Me and society - our possibilities and rights”

10 April, 2014 - 12:04

In 10 April 2014 begins seminar series “Me and society - our possibilities and rights”for lawyers about discrimination prevention questions!

Questions regarding discrimination prevention both from legal and human comprehension aspect will be tackled in seminars.  Seminars offer a chance to acquire new knowledge and skills about living and working in variety.

Seminar goals:

  • learn to recognize stereotypes in society, professional and personal life;
  • study your identity and its given advantages;
  • supplement your personal competence in communication with different/unfamiliar/miscellaneous  in order to become successful in your professional life;
  • acquire knowledge about society’s welfare link with equality and discrimination ban principles in international and national right context.

Seminars will be led by:
Guna Garokalna-Bihela – studied intercultural communication and conflict management in Berlin, Germany; worked in several national and international projects related to human rights.
Kristīne Dupate – associate professor in Faculty of Law, University of Latvia; National expert in three legal expert networks in European Commission – for free workforce movement, labour law and gender equality.

Seminars will be held in these dates and locations:

  • 10 – 11 April, Jelgava
  • 23 – 24 April, Valmiera
  • 14 – 15 May, Jūrmala
  • 22 – 23 May, Ogre
  • 4 – 5 June, Liepāja
  • 11 – 12 June, Rēzekne


Judges, prosecutors and lawyers are welcome to participate in seminars.
To register for a seminar, also in case of questions, please, write to seminar coordinator Inese Avota (e-mail: inese [at] ltmc [dot] lv ) or call Tel. 67895874.

Seminars are organized in project “Different people, different experiences, one Latvia” framework. The project is implemented within the parameters of the European Community's employment and social solidarity program “PROGRESS 2007-2013” section “Diversity and combating discrimination”. Project was implemented by Society Integration Foundation (SIF), project partners- Latvian Centre for Human Rights and Latvian Judicial Training Centre.

Project financed with European Union PROGRESS program’s support.