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"
DEFENDING THE CONSTITUTIONAL ORDER [..] The 1990s – a time to learn how to swim at the deep end [..] [..] As a result of the collapse of the Soviet Union, the immigrants brought to Estonia during the occupation period – the majority of whom were Russian-speaking – were left stateless and unemployed. Thousands of … Continue reading "Internal Security Service annual review 2019 (excerpts on minority activism), 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"
Excellency, We have the honour to address you in our capacities as Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression; Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association; and Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders pursuant to Human Rights … Continue reading "Letter to Estonia on stigmatization of a minority rights defender Ms Blintsova, 2016"
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"
[..] PROCEDURE 1. The case originated in an application (no. 10195/08) against the Republic of Estonia lodged with the Court under Article 34 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (“the Convention”) by seven Estonian residents on 29 February 2008. The first applicant, Mr Aleksandr Korobov, is an Estonian national born in … Continue reading "ECtHR judgment in Korobov v. Estonia (excerpts), 2013"
II. FACTS FOUND DURING THE VISIT AND ACTION PROPOSED A. Police establishments 1. Preliminary remarks [..] 13. Shortly before the visit (in the night of 26 to 27 April 2007), mass demonstrations had taken place in Tallinn, during which more than 1,000 persons had been apprehended by the police. The delegation paid particular attention to … Continue reading "CPT report on the 2007 visit (excerpts), 2011"
C. Principal subjects of concern and recommendations [..] Stateless persons 22. The Committee notes the concerns and recommendations of the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, the Human Rights Committee and the Committee on the Rights of the Child. While welcoming the reduction of statelessness in the State party, the Committee remains concerned at … Continue reading "CAT concluding observations on Estonia (excerpts), 2007"