CERD Concluding observations on Estonia (excerpts on language), 2014

B. Positive aspects 3. The Committee welcomes the efforts of the State party to amend its policies, programmes and administrative measures to give effect to the Convention, including: [..] (b) Launching of a two-year targeted project by the Ministry of Education and Science for increasing the quality of educational and linguistic counselling for pupils of … Continue reading "CERD Concluding observations on Estonia (excerpts on language), 2014"

CERD Concluding observations on Estonia (excerpts on hate crime/speech), 2014

C. Concerns and recommendations [..] Prohibition of racist organizations and combating racist hate speech 7. While noting the statement by the delegation of the State party regarding a new draft law on the criminalization of hate crimes, the Committee is concerned at the absence of amendments to the Penal Code that prohibit racist organizations, the … Continue reading "CERD Concluding observations on Estonia (excerpts on hate crime/speech), 2014"

CERD Concluding observations on Estonia (excerpts on statistics and prisons), 2014

C. Concerns and recommendations [..] Prison population 12. The Committee is concerned at the high number of non-Estonians among the prison population, which includes a significant ratio of persons of undetermined citizenship. It is also concerned that prisons and correctional facilities refuse to accept and translate complaints from prisoners that are not written in the … Continue reading "CERD Concluding observations on Estonia (excerpts on statistics and prisons), 2014"

CERD Concluding observations on Estonia (excerpts on integration, public services and personal names), 2014

B. Positive aspects 3. The Committee welcomes the efforts of the State party to amend its policies, programmes and administrative measures to give effect to the Convention, including: (a) Adoption of the State Integration Programme 2014–2020, which includes social and economic integration; [..] C. Concerns and recommendations [..] Integration Strategy 9. The Committee is concerned … Continue reading "CERD Concluding observations on Estonia (excerpts on integration, public services and personal names), 2014"

CERD Concluding observations on Estonia (excerpts on ombudspersons & anti-discrimination law), 2014

C. Concerns and recommendations National human rights institution 6. The Committee, while commending the work of the Chancellor of Justice and of the Gender Equality and Equal Treatment Commissioner, regrets that the State party has not yet decided to establish a national human rights institution (CERD/C/EST/CO/8–9, para. 10) in accordance with the Paris Principles relating … Continue reading "CERD Concluding observations on Estonia (excerpts on ombudspersons & anti-discrimination law), 2014"

CERD Concluding observations on Estonia (excerpts on citizenship and participation), 2014

B. Positive aspects [..] 4. The Committee also welcomes the amendment of legislation aimed at addressing discrimination such as: (a) Amendment to the Citizenship Act (1 August 2012), which simplifies naturalization procedures for persons with disabilities and persons with restricted active legal capacity; [..] C. Concerns and recommendations [..] Persons with undetermined citizenship 11. While … Continue reading "CERD Concluding observations on Estonia (excerpts on citizenship and participation), 2014"

CERD Concluding observations on Estonia (excerpts on ratifications), 2014

D. Other recommendations Ratification of other treaties 17. Bearing in mind the indivisibility of all human rights, the Committee encourages the State party to consider ratifying those international human rights treaties which it has not yet ratified, in particular treaties with provisions that have a direct relevance to communities that may be the subject of … Continue reading "CERD Concluding observations on Estonia (excerpts on ratifications), 2014"

CERD Concluding observations on Estonia (excerpts on education and Roma), 2014

B.Positive aspects 3. The Committee welcomes the efforts of the State party to amend its policies, programmes and administrative measures to give effect to the Convention, including: [..] (b)Launching of a two-year targeted project by the Ministry of Education and Science for increasing the quality of educational and linguistic counselling for pupils of Roma and … Continue reading "CERD Concluding observations on Estonia (excerpts on education and Roma), 2014"