[..] 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"
B. Positive aspects (..) 4. The Committee welcomes the progress achieved since its consideration in 2007 of the State party’s fourth periodic report (CEDAW/C/EST/4) in undertaking legislative reforms, in particular the adoption of the following legislation: (..) (d) Equal Treatment Act, which entered into force on 1 January 2009, ensuring protection against discrimination on grounds … Continue reading "CEDAW concluding observations on Estonia (excerpts), 2016"
123.16 Accede to the Convention Relating to the Status of Stateless Persons 1954 and the Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness 1961, and ensure that language requirements relating to employment are implemented in a fair and objective manner and that the rights of ethnic and linguistic minorities are actively promoted and protected (Ireland); 123.17 Ratify … Continue reading "Recommendations by Australia, Croatia, Ireland, Panama & Spain to Estonia: UPR 2nd round, 2016"
122.8 Consider ratifying [..] and the Convention against Discrimination in Education (Ghana); 122.9 Ratify the Convention against Discrimination in Education (Uzbekistan); 122.10 Consider ratifying the Convention against Discrimination in Education (Republic of Korea); 122.11 Accept and ratify the Convention against Discrimination in Education (Afghanistan); [..] 122.57 Step up efforts to tackle the socioeconomic gap and … Continue reading "Recommendations by Afghanistan, Republic of Korea, Uzbekistan and Ghana to Estonia: UPR 2nd round, 2016"
A. Background and framework 1. Scope of international obligations 1. Joint Submission 1(JS1) noted that Estonia was not party to any international instruments dealing specifically with statelessness.2 Human Rights Watch (HRW) recommended that Estonia ratify the 1954 Convention Relating to the Status of Stateless Persons, the 1961 Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness and the … Continue reading "OHCHR Summary of stakeholders’ information for UPR 2nd round on Estonia (excerpts), 2015"
FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS I. Common topics 1. Legislation to combat racism and racial discrimination – Protocol No. 12 to the European Convention on Human Rights 1. The Estonian authorities have informed ECRI that they require more time to assess the impact of ratification of Protocol No. 12. ECRI notes that the Protocol, which lays down … Continue reading "ECRI 5th report on Estonia (excerpts on ratifications and religion), 2015"
I. BACKGROUND INFORMATION [..] Estonia is not a State party to the 1954 Convention relating to the Status of Stateless Persons (the 1954 Convention) or the 1961 Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness (the 1961 Convention). [..] Stateless Persons: According to the PBGB [Police and Border Guard Board – republisher’s note], at the beginning of … Continue reading "UNHCR submission to the 2nd UPR of Estonia (excerpts), 2015"
II. ARTICLE-BY-ARTICLE FINDINGS [..] Article 10 of the Framework Convention Use of minority languages in contacts with local administrative authorities Present situation [..] 67. The Advisory Committee reiterates its view expressed in the previous Opinions that, given that the State language has been securely established as a common language of communication in the public sector … Continue reading "FCNM Advisory Committee 4th opinion on Estonia (excerpts on ratifications), 2015"
II. Input to Part III. Implementation of international human rights obligations, taking into account applicable international humanitarian law to items F, J, K, and P Right to education 1. NORMATIVE FRAMEWORK [..] 1.3 Policy Framework: [..] vi) Other (as appropriate) 23. “The Development Plan of the Estonian Language 2011–2017 (DPEL) is a strategic basic document … Continue reading "UNESCO contribution to the 2nd UPR of Estonia (excerpts), 2015"
D. Other recommendations Ratification of other treaties 17. Bearing in mind the indivisibility of all human rights, the Committee encourages the State party to consider ratifying those international human rights treaties which it has not yet ratified, in particular treaties with provisions that have a direct relevance to communities that may be the subject of … Continue reading "CERD Concluding observations on Estonia (excerpts on ratifications), 2014"