Latvia invokes the right to derogate some human rights in a public emergency
Four members of the Council of Europe - Romania, Latvia, Moldova, and Armenia - have activated Article 15 of the European Convention on Human Rights, which allows derogations in cases of public emergency. Derogation allows Member States to take measures to the extent required by the situation as long as those do not contravene other obligations such as the articles that prohibit torture and slavery and protect the right to life.
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