The number of non-citizens in Estonia remains high and amounts to 5.3% of the total population. Systemic discrimination due to insufficient knowledge of the Estonian language does not cease and leads to a high level of unemployment and poverty among the non-Estonian-speaking population. Following international commitments have been violated: ICESCR art. 6 (right to work) … Continue reading "The Most Resonant Human Rights Violations in Certain Countries (excerpt), 2021"
Section 1. Respect for the Integrity of the Person, Including Freedom from: [..] E. DENIAL OF FAIR PUBLIC TRIAL PROPERTY RESTITUTION The government has laws and mechanisms in place for property restitution, and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and advocacy groups reported no issues with the government’s resolution of Holocaust-era claims, including for foreign citizens. [..] Section … Continue reading "2019 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices (excerpts), 2020"
Estonia In their reports, the international human rights organizations allege that the Republic of Estonia systematically violates national minorities’ fundamental human rights guaranteed by international instruments and rejects or ignores multiple recommendations by the relevant agencies and bodies of the United Nations, the OSCE and the Council of Europe, as well as the leading international … Continue reading "Human Rights situation in certain countries (excerpts), 2020"
Estonia The Estonian authorities continue to inculcate a distorted and grounded on nationalist ideology and Russophobia interpretation of the joint history of Russia and Estonia. The most falsified is the Soviet era presented by modern Estonian historiography as the “occupation 1940 – 1991”, as well as events of the Great Patriotic War in the country’s … Continue reading "Regarding the situation with the glorification of Nazism… (excerpt), 2019"
123.16 Accede to the Convention Relating to the Status of Stateless Persons 1954 and the Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness 1961, and ensure that language requirements relating to employment are implemented in a fair and objective manner and that the rights of ethnic and linguistic minorities are actively promoted and protected (Ireland); 123.17 Ratify … Continue reading "Recommendations by Australia, Croatia, Ireland, Panama & Spain to Estonia: UPR 2nd round, 2016"
122.8 Consider ratifying [..] and the Convention against Discrimination in Education (Ghana); 122.9 Ratify the Convention against Discrimination in Education (Uzbekistan); 122.10 Consider ratifying the Convention against Discrimination in Education (Republic of Korea); 122.11 Accept and ratify the Convention against Discrimination in Education (Afghanistan); [..] 122.57 Step up efforts to tackle the socioeconomic gap and … Continue reading "Recommendations by Afghanistan, Republic of Korea, Uzbekistan and Ghana to Estonia: UPR 2nd round, 2016"
122.69 Classify hate speech with racist content and incitement to hatred as crimes punishable under criminal law (Russian Federation); 123.24 Establish a post of an Ombudsman on the issues of national minorities, as recommended previously (Russian Federation); 123.28 Stop discrimination in the area of employment on the grounds of ethnic origin and language and adopt … Continue reading "Recommendations by Russia to Estonia: UPR 2nd round, 2016"
122.60 Combat discrimination on account of nationality, ethnic or religious affiliation, and sexual orientation or gender identity; 122.76 Establish measures to promote tolerance of ethnic and religious diversity in society Document data: 19.01.2016 (report A/HRC/32/7 – 12.04.2016). Both recommendations were accepted by Estonia. Link: http://daccess-ods.un.org/access.nsf/Get?Open&DS=A/HRC/32/7&Lang=E