HRC Concluding observations (excerpt on citizenship), 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"

HRC Concluding observations (excerpt on anti-discrimination), 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"

HRC Concluding observations (excerpt on hate speech/crime), 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"

CESCR Concluding observations (excerpts), 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"

Commissioner’s visit report (excerpts), 2018

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"

HCNM statement to the 1188th Meeting of the OSCE Permanent Council (excerpt), 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"

ECRI follow-up conclusions (excerpt on hate crime & data collection), 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"

EP resolution on the deliberations of the Committee on Petitions in 2016 (excerpt), 2017

The European Parliament (..) 32. Regrets that no significant progress has been made in the case concerning the electoral rights of non-citizens in Estonia and Latvia, following petition No 0747/2016; stresses that any unnecessary delays may cause distrust in the European institutions; Document data: adopted 14.12.2017; P8_TA(2017)0502 Also available in Latvian Link: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?pubRef=-//EP//TEXT+TA+P8-TA-2017-0502+0+DOC+XML+V0//EN&language=EN