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"
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"
B. Establishments under the authority of the Ministry of Justice [..] 3. Conditions of detention [..] 52. As regards the regime, the CPT acknowledges the efforts made by the Estonian authorities to provide sentenced prisoners with purposeful out-of-cell activities. It is also noteworthy that many sentenced prisoners benefited from an open-door regime for much of … Continue reading "CPT report on the 2017 visit (excerpts), 2019"
[..] Article 1 – Right to work Paragraph 2 – Freely undertaken work (non-discrimination, prohibition of forced labour, other aspects) The Committee takes note of the information contained in the report submitted by Estonia. 1. Prohibition of discrimination in employment [..] The Committee previously asked information on discrimination cases in employment before the courts, the … Continue reading "Conclusions on Estonia (excerpts), 2016-2017"
THE FACTS I. THE CIRCUMSTANCES OF THE CASE [..] B. Article and comments published on the Internet news portal 16. On 24 January 2006 the applicant company published an article on the Delfi portal under the heading “SLK Destroyed Planned Ice Road”. Ice roads are public roads over the frozen sea which are open between … Continue reading "ECtHR Grand Chamber judgment in DELFI AS v. Estonia (excerpts), 2015"
I. KEY FINDINGS [..] Assessment of measures taken to implement the further recommendations from the third monitoring cycle [..] 11. The media environment remains deeply divided along linguistic lines with different segments of society, in particular the Estonian and Russian speakers, consuming different media, which not only differ in language, but also in cultural, political … Continue reading "FCNM Advisory Committee 4th opinion on Estonia (excerpts on media), 2015"
II. ARTICLE-BY-ARTICLE FINDINGS [..] Article 11 of the Framework Convention [..] Recording of Patronyms Present situation 75. There have been no significant developments, including legislative developments as regards modalities for the use of personal names containing patronyms. As observed in the previous Opinions, Estonian legislation provides for recording a person’s official name consisting of a … Continue reading "FCNM Advisory Committee 4th opinion on Estonia (excerpts on personal names), 2015"
II. ARTICLE-BY-ARTICLE FINDINGS [..] Article 6 of the Framework Convention [..] Promotion of full and effective equality of Roma Present situation [..] 54. The authorities have taken concrete steps to increase awareness and acceptance of the Roma within the majority population and to combat prejudice against the small Roma community in Estonia. Following the unveiling … Continue reading "FCNM Advisory Committee 4th opinion on Estonia (excerpts on history), 2015"
II. ARTICLE-BY-ARTICLE FINDINGS [..] Article 12 of the Framework Convention Equal opportunities in access to education for persons belonging to national minorities and intercultural dialogue Present situation [..] 81. As regards cross-cultural communication, understanding and respect for other cultures, the Advisory Committee notes with regret that no arrangements exist to facilitate observance of Christmas celebrated … Continue reading "FCNM Advisory Committee 4th opinion on Estonia (excerpts on religion), 2015"
I. KEY FINDINGS [..] Assessment of measures taken to implement the third cycle recommendations for immediate action [..] 9. Finally, some steps were taken to consult persons belonging to national minorities in the run-up to the adoption of the Strategy “Integrating Estonia 2020”. More generally, no measures have been taken to expand consultative mechanisms for … Continue reading "FCNM Advisory Committee 4th opinion on Estonia (excerpts on culture), 2015"