1. The petitioner is M.T., an Estonian national of Russian ethnicity, born in 1981. He claims that the State party violated his rights under article 2 (2) of the Convention. Estonia acceded to the Convention on 21 October 1991 and made the declaration under article 14 on 21 July 2010. Facts as submitted by the … Continue reading "CERD decision in M.T. v. Estonia (excerpts), 2020"
The complaint 3.1 The authors claim that the State party’s denial of restitution of their property amounts to a violation of articles 2, 14 and 26 of the Covenant. The authors are entitled to recover their property or to receive equivalent compensation. They claim that they suffered discrimination because other claimants in the same position … Continue reading "HRC views in P. L. and M. L. v. Estonia (excerpts), 2019"
[..] 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"
III.Main areas of concern and recommendations A.General measures of implementation (arts. 4, 42 and 44 (6)) [..] Dissemination, awareness-raising and training [..] 15. The Committee recommends that the State party: [..] (b) Ensure that the Convention is available in a child-friendly version, in Estonian and Russian languages, and integrate education on the Convention in the … Continue reading "CRC Concluding observations on Estonia (excerpts), 2017"
B. Positive aspects (..) 4. The Committee welcomes the progress achieved since its consideration in 2007 of the State party’s fourth periodic report (CEDAW/C/EST/4) in undertaking legislative reforms, in particular the adoption of the following legislation: (..) (d) Equal Treatment Act, which entered into force on 1 January 2009, ensuring protection against discrimination on grounds … Continue reading "CEDAW concluding observations on Estonia (excerpts), 2016"
B. Positive aspects 3. The Committee welcomes the efforts of the State party to amend its policies, programmes and administrative measures to give effect to the Convention, including: [..] (b) Launching of a two-year targeted project by the Ministry of Education and Science for increasing the quality of educational and linguistic counselling for pupils of … Continue reading "CERD Concluding observations on Estonia (excerpts on language), 2014"