Section 1. Respect for the Integrity of the Person, Including Freedom from: [..] E. DENIAL OF FAIR PUBLIC TRIAL PROPERTY RESTITUTION The government has laws and mechanisms in place for property restitution, and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and advocacy groups reported no issues with the government’s resolution of Holocaust-era claims, including for foreign citizens. [..] Section … Continue reading "2019 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices (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"
SUMMARY [..] [..] The threshold of 50 per cent of residents required to allow use of a national minority language in contacts with local public administration is prohibitively high and is not compatible with the Framework Convention. Recommendations for immediate action: [..] ensure that persons belonging to national minorities, in areas where they reside traditionally … Continue reading "FCNM Advisory Committee 4th opinion on Estonia (excerpts on communication with authorities), 2015"
B.Positive aspects (..) 5.The Committee welcomes the State party’s efforts to revise its legislation in areas of relevance to the Convention, including: (..) (c)The entry into force on 1 January 2009 of the Equal Treatment Act which ensures the right to effective remedy to victims of direct and indirect discrimination and harassment. (..) 6.The Committee … Continue reading "CAT concluding observations on Estonia (excerpts), 2013"
[..] I THE PROTECTION OF MINORITIES Background 4. Estonia is a multi-cultural and multi-ethnic2 society hosting a large number of minorities. Numerically, the Russian minority forms the largest minority in Estonia, comprising more than 350.000 persons, or more than one quarter of the population of Estonia. In addition, many persons belonging to other minorities, declared … Continue reading "Commissioner’s visit report (excerpts on language & integration), 2004"