1. The petitioner is M.T., an Estonian national of Russian ethnicity, born in 1981. He claims that the State party violated his rights under article 2 (2) of the Convention. Estonia acceded to the Convention on 21 October 1991 and made the declaration under article 14 on 21 July 2010. Facts as submitted by the … Continue reading "CERD decision in M.T. v. Estonia (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"
[..] C.Principal subjects of concern and recommendations [..] Non-discrimination 10.The Committee is concerned that the Equal Treatment Act only prohibits discrimination on the grounds of religion or views, age, disability and sexual orientation in areas relating to working life and the acquisition of professional qualifications. It regrets the delay in amending the Act to broaden … Continue reading "CESCR Concluding observations (excerpts), 2019"
II. ARTICLE-BY-ARTICLE FINDINGS [..] Article 11 of the Framework Convention [..] Recording of Patronyms Present situation 75. There have been no significant developments, including legislative developments as regards modalities for the use of personal names containing patronyms. As observed in the previous Opinions, Estonian legislation provides for recording a person’s official name consisting of a … Continue reading "FCNM Advisory Committee 4th opinion on Estonia (excerpts on personal names), 2015"
B. Positive aspects 3. The Committee welcomes the efforts of the State party to amend its policies, programmes and administrative measures to give effect to the Convention, including: (a) Adoption of the State Integration Programme 2014–2020, which includes social and economic integration; [..] C. Concerns and recommendations [..] Integration Strategy 9. The Committee is concerned … Continue reading "CERD Concluding observations on Estonia (excerpts on integration, public services and personal names), 2014"