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"

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"

A comparative analysis of non-discrimination law in Europe 2017 (excerpts)

This document has been prepared for the European Commission however it reflects the views only of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein. [..] National experts: (..) Estonia [:] Non-discrimination [:] Vadim Poleshchuk [..] 1. PROTECTED GROUNDS OF DISCRIMINATION [..] 1.2 … Continue reading "A comparative analysis of non-discrimination law in Europe 2017 (excerpts)"

CEDAW concluding observations on Estonia (excerpts), 2016

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"

CEACR Direct Request to Estonia under ILO Convention No. 111 (excerpts), 2016

Article 1(1)(a) of the Convention. Prohibited grounds of discrimination. The Committee recalls its previous comments regarding the protection against discrimination in the Equal Treatment Act of 2008 based on national extraction, social origin and political opinion, and with regard to all aspects of employment, including education and social protection. The Committee notes the Government’s indication … Continue reading "CEACR Direct Request to Estonia under ILO Convention No. 111 (excerpts), 2016"

Recommendations by Afghanistan, Republic of Korea, Uzbekistan and Ghana 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"

ECRI 5th report on Estonia (excerpts on anti-discrimination), 2015

SUMMARY [..] The Equal Treatment Act should also be reviewed with regard to the following points: the award of public procurement contracts; the removal of any discriminatory provisions appearing, inter alia, in employment contracts or in internal regulations of enterprises; the suppression of public financing of racist organisations; and the definition of other types of … Continue reading "ECRI 5th report on Estonia (excerpts on anti-discrimination), 2015"

FCNM Advisory Committee 4th opinion on Estonia (excerpt on anti-discrimination law), 2015

II. ARTICLE-BY-ARTICLE FINDINGS [..] Article 4 of the Framework Convention Anti-discrimination legislation and its implementation Present situation 26. The Advisory Committee recalls that the Equal Treatment Act adopted in 2008 provides protection from discrimination on the grounds of nationality, race, colour, religion or other beliefs, age, disability and sexual orientation, but not citizenship. The act … Continue reading "FCNM Advisory Committee 4th opinion on Estonia (excerpt on anti-discrimination law), 2015"

CERD Concluding observations on Estonia (excerpts on ombudspersons & anti-discrimination law), 2014

C. Concerns and recommendations National human rights institution 6. The Committee, while commending the work of the Chancellor of Justice and of the Gender Equality and Equal Treatment Commissioner, regrets that the State party has not yet decided to establish a national human rights institution (CERD/C/EST/CO/8–9, para. 10) in accordance with the Paris Principles relating … Continue reading "CERD Concluding observations on Estonia (excerpts on ombudspersons & anti-discrimination law), 2014"