ECSR conclusions on Estonia under Article 17 RESC (excerpt on citizenship), 2020

Article 17 – Right of children and young persons to social, legal and economic protection Paragraph 1 – Assistance, education and training The Committee takes note of the information contained in the report submitted by Estonia. The legal status of the child The Committee has noted with concern the increasing number of children in Europe … Continue reading "ECSR conclusions on Estonia under Article 17 RESC (excerpt on citizenship), 2020"

ECSR conclusions on Estonia under Articles 16, 17 RESC (excerpts on Roma), 2020

Article 16 – Right of the family to social, legal and economic protection [..] Measures in favour of vulnerable families In reply to the Committee question, the report provides information about the families with disabled children. As regards Roma families, the Committee also notes that according to data from the population census of 2011, there … Continue reading "ECSR conclusions on Estonia under Articles 16, 17 RESC (excerpts on Roma), 2020"

Commissioner’s statement on language policies (excerpts), 2019

Promoting social cohesion through balanced policies on languages [..] The Advisory Committee on the FCNM has consistently emphasised, in respect of a range of countries, including Estonia, Georgia, Latvia, Moldova, North Macedonia, Romania, Slovakia, Ukraine and the Russian Federation, that policies on the use of languages should aim to reconcile the needs of different groups of speakers, those of the … Continue reading "Commissioner’s statement on language policies (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"

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"

ECRI 5th report on Estonia (excerpts on ratifications and religion), 2015

FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS I. Common topics 1. Legislation to combat racism and racial discrimination – Protocol No. 12 to the European Convention on Human Rights 1. The Estonian authorities have informed ECRI that they require more time to assess the impact of ratification of Protocol No. 12. ECRI notes that the Protocol, which lays down … Continue reading "ECRI 5th report on Estonia (excerpts on ratifications and religion), 2015"