A northern European country bordered by Lithuania, Russia, Belarus and Estonia, Latvia is one of the least densely populated countries in the European Union. After breaking free from Soviet control in 1991, Latvia established itself as a parliamentary democratic republic, with a president with limited powers as head of state and a multi-party system where coalitions and short lived governments are the norm. Ongoing human rights issues include the treatment of stateless persons, mainly people of Russian origin unable to attain Latvian citizenship, the treatment of minorities such as Roma and the system for juvenile justice.

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