The number of non-citizens in Estonia remains high and amounts to 5.3% of the total population. Systemic discrimination due to insufficient knowledge of the Estonian language does not cease and leads to a high level of unemployment and poverty among the non-Estonian-speaking population. Following international commitments have been violated: ICESCR art. 6 (right to work) … Continue reading "The Most Resonant Human Rights Violations in Certain Countries (excerpt), 2021"
This document has been prepared for the European Commission however it reflects the views only of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein. [..] National experts: (..) Estonia [:] Non-discrimination [:] Vadim Poleshchuk [..] 1. PROTECTED GROUNDS OF DISCRIMINATION [..] 1.2 … Continue reading "A comparative analysis of non-discrimination law in Europe 2017 (excerpts)"
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"
II. ARTICLE-BY-ARTICLE FINDINGS [..] Article 12 of the Framework Convention Equal opportunities in access to education for persons belonging to national minorities and intercultural dialogue Present situation [..] 81. As regards cross-cultural communication, understanding and respect for other cultures, the Advisory Committee notes with regret that no arrangements exist to facilitate observance of Christmas celebrated … Continue reading "FCNM Advisory Committee 4th opinion on Estonia (excerpts on religion), 2015"
Summary [..] The Special Rapporteur puts forward a number of recommendations, including the following: [..] Estonia should sign the 1954 Convention relating to the Status of Stateless Persons and the 1961 Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness [..] II. GENERAL BACKGROUND [..] B. Demographic, ethnic and religious composition [..] 11. Evangelical Lutheranism is the dominant … Continue reading "Rapporteur on racism, visit report (excerpts on religion and ratifications), 2008"
[..] VII. RELIGIOUS COMMUNITIES 58. As part of my ongoing dialogue with leaders of religious communities in Europe, I met with Jan Kiivit, Archbishop of the Estonian Evangelic Lutheran Church, Stephanos, Metropolitan of the Estonian Orthodox Church and Cornelius, Metropolitan of the Estonian Orthodox Church of the Partriarchate of Moscow. I was informed that religious … Continue reading "Commissioner’s visit report (excerpt on religion), 2004"