3. RACISM, XENOPHOBIA AND RELATED INTOLERANCE [..] 3.2. LEGAL AND POLICY INITIATIVES TO CURB HATE CRIME AND HATE SPEECH FALL SHORT [..] In Estonia, the penal code explicitly prohibits incitement to hatred,30 while punishment for hate crimes can be imposed by applying a provision regarding aggravating circumstances. 30 Estonia, Penal Code (Karistusseadustik), § 151, 1 … Continue reading "Fundamental Rights Report 2020 (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"
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"
4 Racism, xenophobia and related intolerance [..] 4.2. Lack of policy responses to racism, ethnic discrimination and hate crime [..] FRA ACTIVITY Assisting national authorities with hate-crime recording The full implementation of EU law entails ensuring that the police properly identify hate crime victims and record racist motivation at the time of reporting. Doing so will support … Continue reading "Fundamental Rights Report 2019 (excerpt), 2019"
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"
[..] 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"
1. In its report on Estonia (fifth monitoring cycle) published on 13 October 2015, ECRI recommended that the authorities introduce without delay in parliamentary proceedings a draft amendment to Article 151 of the Criminal Code, removing the restriction whereby an offence cannot be deemed to have taken place unless it is proven that it entails … Continue reading "ECRI follow-up conclusions (excerpt on hate crime & data collection), 2018"
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"
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"