B. Establishments under the authority of the Ministry of Justice [..] 3. Conditions of detention [..] 52. As regards the regime, the CPT acknowledges the efforts made by the Estonian authorities to provide sentenced prisoners with purposeful out-of-cell activities. It is also noteworthy that many sentenced prisoners benefited from an open-door regime for much of … Continue reading "CPT report on the 2017 visit (excerpts), 2019"
C. Concerns and recommendations [..] Prison population 12. The Committee is concerned at the high number of non-Estonians among the prison population, which includes a significant ratio of persons of undetermined citizenship. It is also concerned that prisons and correctional facilities refuse to accept and translate complaints from prisoners that are not written in the … Continue reading "CERD Concluding observations on Estonia (excerpts on statistics and prisons), 2014"
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"