[..] C.Principal matters of concern and recommendations [..] Rights of minorities 37.While welcoming the measures taken and the progress made with regard to the integration of the Russian-speaking minority, including the improved proficiency in Estonian language, the Committee remains concerned at the remaining gaps (CCPR/C/EST/CO/3, para. 16), particularly those relating to the impact of the … Continue reading "HRC Concluding observations (excerpt on language), 2019"
[..] C.Principal matters of concern and recommendations [..] Nationality 35.While welcoming the measures taken to resolve the situation of persons “with undetermined citizenship”, including the 2015 amendments to the Citizenship Act granting children with undetermined citizenship born in Estonia the right to automatically acquire Estonian citizenship, the Committee remains concerned at (a) the limited scope … Continue reading "HRC Concluding observations (excerpt on citizenship), 2019"
[..] C.Principal matters of concern and recommendations [..] Anti-discrimination framework and the Gender Equality and Equal Treatment Commissioner 9.The Committee notes the general prohibition of discrimination and the open-ended list of prohibited grounds in article 12 of the Constitution. However, it is concerned that the Equal Treatment Act does not afford equal protection against discrimination … Continue reading "HRC Concluding observations (excerpt on anti-discrimination), 2019"
[..] C.Principal matters of concern and recommendations [..] Hate speech and hate crimes 12.The Committee is concerned that the current legal framework does not provide comprehensive protection against hate speech and hate crimes due to, inter alia, the light penalties and the high threshold for the offence of incitement to hatred, violence or discrimination under … Continue reading "HRC Concluding observations (excerpt on hate speech/crime), 2019"
[..] C.Principal subjects of concern and recommendations [..] Non-discrimination 10.The Committee is concerned that the Equal Treatment Act only prohibits discrimination on the grounds of religion or views, age, disability and sexual orientation in areas relating to working life and the acquisition of professional qualifications. It regrets the delay in amending the Act to broaden … Continue reading "CESCR Concluding observations (excerpts), 2019"
[EU flag] 27.643 interviews 04>20 / 12 / 2018 [EE flag] 1.004 interviews 04>17 / 12 / 2018 Methodology: face-to-face 1. PERCEPTIONS OF ANTISEMITISM IN COUNTRY QD1 Do you think antisemitism is a problem or ot in (OUR COUNTRY)? % EU28 ЕЕ Total ‘A problem’ 50 6 Total ‘Not a problem’ 43 86 Don’t know … Continue reading "Eurobarometer: Perceptions of antisemitism (excerpts), 2019"
SUMMARY [..] Human rights of older persons [..] Consideration should be given to the situation of older persons among the Russian-speaking minority. [..] INTRODUCTION [..] 3. The Commissioner’s visit included Ida-Viru, the north-easternmost of Estonia’s 15 counties, where over 70% of the population belongs to the Russian-speaking minority. [..] [..] 1 GENDER EQUALITY AND WOMEN’S … Continue reading "Commissioner’s visit report (excerpts), 2018"
[..] I have just concluded a visit to Estonia where I attended the Lennart Meri Conference and held a series of meetings with representatives of the Government, civil society and national minorities in Tallinn. I took note of the significant progress made in the integration of the Estonian society during the last two decades, especially … Continue reading "HCNM statement to the 1188th Meeting of the OSCE Permanent Council (excerpt), 2018"
[..] 2. In its report on Estonia published on 13 October 2015, ECRI recommended that the authorities take advantage of the launch of the 2020 integration strategy to run an information campaign for all vulnerable groups, and in particular the Russian-speaking minority and/or persons of undetermined citizenship, placing the emphasis on the fact that the … Continue reading "ECRI follow-up conclusions (excerpt on integration), 2018"
1. In its report on Estonia (fifth monitoring cycle) published on 13 October 2015, ECRI recommended that the authorities introduce without delay in parliamentary proceedings a draft amendment to Article 151 of the Criminal Code, removing the restriction whereby an offence cannot be deemed to have taken place unless it is proven that it entails … Continue reading "ECRI follow-up conclusions (excerpt on hate crime & data collection), 2018"