Internal Security Service annual review 2019 (excerpts on minority activism), 2020

DEFENDING THE CONSTITUTIONAL ORDER [..] The 1990s – a time to learn how to swim at the deep end [..] [..] As a result of the collapse of the Soviet Union, the immigrants brought to Estonia during the occupation period – the majority of whom were Russian-speaking – were left stateless and unemployed. Thousands of … Continue reading "Internal Security Service annual review 2019 (excerpts on minority activism), 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"

Recommendations by the US to Estonia: UPR 2nd round, 2016

122.60 Combat discrimination on account of nationality, ethnic or religious affiliation, and sexual orientation or gender identity; 122.76 Establish measures to promote tolerance of ethnic and religious diversity in society Document data: 19.01.2016 (report A/HRC/32/7 – 12.04.2016). Both recommendations were accepted by Estonia. Link: http://daccess-ods.un.org/access.nsf/Get?Open&DS=A/HRC/32/7&Lang=E

FCNM Advisory Committee 4th opinion on Estonia (excerpts on media), 2015

I. KEY FINDINGS [..] Assessment of measures taken to implement the further recommendations from the third monitoring cycle [..] 11. The media environment remains deeply divided along linguistic lines with different segments of society, in particular the Estonian and Russian speakers, consuming different media, which not only differ in language, but also in cultural, political … Continue reading "FCNM Advisory Committee 4th opinion on Estonia (excerpts on media), 2015"

Resolution on Violations of Helsinki Principles by Russia (excerpt), 2014

The OSCE Parliamentary Assembly: [..] 20. Demands that the Russian Federation [..] cease its subversive activities within the ethnic Russian populations of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania; Document data: June-July 2014. Link: https://www.oscepa.org/documents/annual-sessions/2014-baku/declaration-2/2540-2014-baku-declaration-eng/file Also available in Russian and other languages https://www.oscepa.org/documents/annual-sessions/2014-baku/declaration-2

ECtHR judgment in Korobov v. Estonia (excerpts), 2013

[..] PROCEDURE 1. The case originated in an application (no. 10195/08) against the Republic of Estonia lodged with the Court under Article 34 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (“the Convention”) by seven Estonian residents on 29 February 2008. The first applicant, Mr Aleksandr Korobov, is an Estonian national born in … Continue reading "ECtHR judgment in Korobov v. Estonia (excerpts), 2013"

ECtHR judgment in Tarkoev v. Estonia (excerpts), 2010

[..] PROCEDURE 1. The case originated in two applications (nos. 14480/08 and 47916/08) against the Republic of Estonia lodged with the Court under Article 34 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (“the Convention”) by forty-five former servicemen of the Russian (Soviet) army (“the applicants”), on 24 March and 2 October 2008, respectively. … Continue reading "ECtHR judgment in Tarkoev v. Estonia (excerpts), 2010"

Language Education Policy Profile (excerpts on Russian language in Estonian medium schools), 2010

2 Languages as media of instruction and languages as school subjects in Schools of General Education 2.1 Introduction and Overview [..] Languages as school subjects [..] Composite figures given in the Foreign Language Strategy indicates clearly the respective positions of English and Russian and the definite overall pattern: English as language A (student’s first choice … Continue reading "Language Education Policy Profile (excerpts on Russian language in Estonian medium schools), 2010"

The Russian minority in the Baltic States and the enlargement of the EU (excerpts), 1999

The views expressed in this document are not necessarily those held by the European Parliament as an institution. [..] II. BACKGROUND Russian influence has marked the Baltic’s political and historical development for centuries. Most of the Baltic territories were under Russian rule during the 18th and 19th centuries. After the First World War, the three … Continue reading "The Russian minority in the Baltic States and the enlargement of the EU (excerpts), 1999"