2019 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices (excerpts), 2020

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"

ECSR conclusions on Estonia under Articles 16, 17 RESC (excerpts on Roma), 2020

Article 16 – Right of the family to social, legal and economic protection [..] Measures in favour of vulnerable families In reply to the Committee question, the report provides information about the families with disabled children. As regards Roma families, the Committee also notes that according to data from the population census of 2011, there … Continue reading "ECSR conclusions on Estonia under Articles 16, 17 RESC (excerpts on Roma), 2020"

Report on the implementation of national Roma integration strategies (excerpts), 2019

I. SUBSTANTIVE POLICY AREAS [..] 1. EDUCATION [..] 1.2. Achievements and challenges [..] The most significant challenges highlighted by NRCPs include: school participation, absenteeism, early school-leaving, the transition from primary to secondary and the completion of secondary education. 13 [..] 13 AT, CY, EE, EL, ES, FR, HR, LT, NL [..] 2. EMPLOYMENT [..] 2.2. … Continue reading "Report on the implementation of national Roma integration strategies (excerpts), 2019"

ECRI 5th report on Estonia (excerpts on Roma), 2015

FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS I. Common topics [..] 4. Integration policies [..] The results of these policies [..] 60. However, a more detailed analysis is necessary, as the issues surrounding integration, in ECRI’s view, go far beyond the substance of successive Estonian integration strategies. Such an analysis could draw on the detailed recommendations which ECRI made … Continue reading "ECRI 5th report on Estonia (excerpts on Roma), 2015"

FCNM Advisory Committee 4th opinion on Estonia (excerpts on Roma), 2015

II. ARTICLE-BY-ARTICLE FINDINGS [..] Article 5 of the Framework Convention Support for national minority cultures Present situation [..] 37. An exhibition entitled “We, the Roma” prepared jointly by the Estonian National Museum and Roma civil society representatives opened in October 2013 at the Valga County Museum and travelled in 2014 to locations all over Estonia. … Continue reading "FCNM Advisory Committee 4th opinion on Estonia (excerpts on Roma), 2015"

UNESCO contribution to the 2nd UPR of Estonia (excerpts), 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"

CERD Concluding observations on Estonia (excerpts on education and Roma), 2014

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: [..] (b)Launching of a two-year targeted project by the Ministry of Education and Science for increasing the quality of educational and linguistic counselling for pupils of Roma and … Continue reading "CERD Concluding observations on Estonia (excerpts on education and Roma), 2014"

Rapporteur on racism, visit report (excerpts on Roma), 2008

[..] IV. VIEWS OF CIVIL SOCIETY AND COMMUNITIES CONCERNED [..] 54. The Special Rapporteur has identified three main groups that are vulnerable to racism, discrimination and xenophobia in Estonia, who nevertheless face distinct problems. The Russianspeaking minority, particularly ethnic Russians, is mostly affected by the problem of statelessness as well as language restrictions. The Roma … Continue reading "Rapporteur on racism, visit report (excerpts on Roma), 2008"