Summary [..] 3. Human rights of children There are 1181 stateless children under the age of 15 in Estonia. Although parents can use a simple and accessible procedure to acquire Estonian nationality for their stateless children, the authorities also bear responsibility for preventing statelessness among children. The Commissioner urges the government to initiate a reform … Continue reading "Commissioner’s visit report (excerpts on stateless children), 2013"
Summary [..] 1. Economic crisis and its effects on the enjoyment of human rights [..] Access to education, vocational training and the labour market must be non-discriminatory. [..] The long-standing socio-economic gap between ethnic minorities and the majority population has become more pronounced following the economic crisis. It is particularly worrying that the gap is … Continue reading "Commissioner’s visit report (excerpts on employment and access to justice), 2013"
B.Positive aspects (..) 5.The Committee welcomes the State party’s efforts to revise its legislation in areas of relevance to the Convention, including: (..) (c)The entry into force on 1 January 2009 of the Equal Treatment Act which ensures the right to effective remedy to victims of direct and indirect discrimination and harassment. (..) 6.The Committee … Continue reading "CAT concluding observations on Estonia (excerpts), 2013"