Commissioner’s visit report (excerpts), 2018

SUMMARY [..] Human rights of older persons [..] Consideration should be given to the situation of older persons among the Russian-speaking minority. [..] INTRODUCTION [..] 3. The Commissioner’s visit included Ida-Viru, the north-easternmost of Estonia’s 15 counties, where over 70% of the population belongs to the Russian-speaking minority. [..] [..] 1 GENDER EQUALITY AND WOMEN’S … Continue reading "Commissioner’s visit report (excerpts), 2018"

CEACR Direct Request to Estonia under ILO Convention No. 111 (excerpts), 2016

Article 1(1)(a) of the Convention. Prohibited grounds of discrimination. The Committee recalls its previous comments regarding the protection against discrimination in the Equal Treatment Act of 2008 based on national extraction, social origin and political opinion, and with regard to all aspects of employment, including education and social protection. The Committee notes the Government’s indication … Continue reading "CEACR Direct Request to Estonia under ILO Convention No. 111 (excerpts), 2016"

Recommendations by Russia 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"

ECRI 5th report on Estonia (excerpts on ombudspersons), 2015

SUMMARY [..] With regard to specialised bodies, there are two national institutions with specific responsibility for combating racism, xenophobia, antisemitism and intolerance, and racial discrimination. However, only the Chancellor of Justice can be considered to be an independent institution. In this report, ECRI calls on the Estonian authorities to take further measures in certain areas; … Continue reading "ECRI 5th report on Estonia (excerpts on ombudspersons), 2015"

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

I. KEY FINDINGS [..] Assessment of measures taken to implement the further recommendations from the third monitoring cycle 10. Although the Office of the Gender Equality and Equal Treatment Commissioner has been established in 2009, the number of cases submitted concerning alleged instances of discrimination remains low. Furthermore, there has been no improvement as regards … Continue reading "FCNM Advisory Committee 4th opinion on Estonia (excerpts on ombudspersons), 2015"

CERD Concluding observations on Estonia (excerpts on ombudspersons & anti-discrimination law), 2014

C. Concerns and recommendations National human rights institution 6. The Committee, while commending the work of the Chancellor of Justice and of the Gender Equality and Equal Treatment Commissioner, regrets that the State party has not yet decided to establish a national human rights institution (CERD/C/EST/CO/8–9, para. 10) in accordance with the Paris Principles relating … Continue reading "CERD Concluding observations on Estonia (excerpts on ombudspersons & anti-discrimination law), 2014"