II. FACTS FOUND DURING THE VISIT AND ACTION PROPOSED A. Establishments under the authority of the Ministry of the Interior [..] 3. Fundamental safeguards against ill-treatment [..] d. information on rights 27. Before their placement in custody, detained persons were requested to sign an information sheet (available in different languages) which contained excerpts from various … Continue reading "CPT report on the 2012 visit (excerpts), 2014"
II. FACTS FOUND DURING THE VISIT AND ACTION PROPOSED A. Police establishments 1. Preliminary remarks [..] 13. Shortly before the visit (in the night of 26 to 27 April 2007), mass demonstrations had taken place in Tallinn, during which more than 1,000 persons had been apprehended by the police. The delegation paid particular attention to … Continue reading "CPT report on the 2007 visit (excerpts), 2011"
3 Languages as media of instruction and languages as academic subjects in Vocational, Third level and Adult Education [..] 3.5 Estonian Sign Language Since 2007, the Estonian sign language has an official status in Estonia. It is defined as “an independent language and a form of Estonian” (CR, p. 14). Officially, the state “shall enhance … Continue reading "Language Education Policy Profile (excerpts on sign language), 2010"
[..] X. Spread of HIV/AIDS [..] 1. Prevention of HIV among vulnerable groups in Estonia [..] 83. HIV in Estonia is spreading mainly in the risk group of injecting drug users and their sexual partners. There are 26 needle exchange points and 497 methadone substitution centres for injecting drug users. Most infections are reported from … Continue reading "Commissioner’s memorandum (excerpt on health), 2007"
[..] I THE PROTECTION OF MINORITIES [..] Issues relating to the use of the Estonian language in the education system and the labour market 16. Improving the knowledge of the Estonian language is one of the corner stones of the Estonian integration programme. It became evident to me that there is a strong willingness among … Continue reading "Commissioner’s visit report (excerpts on employment and education), 2004"