2019 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices (excerpts), 2020

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"

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"

Human Rights situation in certain countries (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"

Report on the implementation of national Roma integration strategies (excerpts), 2019

I. SUBSTANTIVE POLICY AREAS [..] 1. EDUCATION [..] 1.2. Achievements and challenges [..] The most significant challenges highlighted by NRCPs include: school participation, absenteeism, early school-leaving, the transition from primary to secondary and the completion of secondary education. 13 [..] 13 AT, CY, EE, EL, ES, FR, HR, LT, NL [..] 2. EMPLOYMENT [..] 2.2. … Continue reading "Report on the implementation of national Roma integration strategies (excerpts), 2019"

HRC Concluding observations (excerpt on citizenship), 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"

CRC Concluding observations on Estonia (excerpts), 2017

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"

Recommendations by Australia, Croatia, Ireland, Panama & Spain to Estonia: UPR 2nd round, 2016

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"

OHCHR Summary of stakeholders’ information for UPR 2nd round on Estonia (excerpts), 2015

A. Background and framework 1. Scope of international obligations 1. Joint Submission 1(JS1) noted that Estonia was not party to any international instruments dealing specifically with statelessness.2 Human Rights Watch (HRW) recommended that Estonia ratify the 1954 Convention Relating to the Status of Stateless Persons, the 1961 Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness and the … Continue reading "OHCHR Summary of stakeholders’ information for UPR 2nd round on Estonia (excerpts), 2015"

ECRI 5th report on Estonia (excerpts on citizenship & participation), 2015

SUMMARY Since the adoption of ECRI’s fourth report on Estonia on 15 December 2009, progress has been made in a number of areas addressed in the report. With regard to legislation, a recent amendment to the Citizenship Act relaxes the language requirements for persons over 65 years of age applying for Estonian nationality and will, … Continue reading "ECRI 5th report on Estonia (excerpts on citizenship & participation), 2015"