The number of schools with Russian language of instruction

school year total 05/06 100 06/07 97 07/08 91 08/09 86 09/10 87 10/11 82 11/12 80 12/13 79 13/14 80 14/15 74 15/16 69 16/17 70 17/18 70 18/19 69 19/20 67 Document data: quoted from database https://www.haridussilm.ee/ , choosing “General education”, then “Language of instruction” and “vene”

CESCR Concluding observations (excerpts), 2019

[..] 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"

ECRI follow-up conclusions (excerpt on hate crime & data collection), 2018

1. In its report on Estonia (fifth monitoring cycle) published on 13 October 2015, ECRI recommended that the authorities introduce without delay in parliamentary proceedings a draft amendment to Article 151 of the Criminal Code, removing the restriction whereby an offence cannot be deemed to have taken place unless it is proven that it entails … Continue reading "ECRI follow-up conclusions (excerpt on hate crime & data collection), 2018"

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

II. ARTICLE-BY-ARTICLE FINDINGS Article 3 of the Framework Convention [..] Data collection Present situation 20. A Population and Housing Census was organised in Estonia on 31 December 2011 7 . The Advisory Committee notes that the personal questionnaire used during the census was translated into Russian and English and contained a question on ethnic origin … Continue reading "FCNM Advisory Committee 4th opinion on Estonia (excerpts on statistics), 2015"

CERD Concluding observations on Estonia (excerpts on statistics and prisons), 2014

C. Concerns and recommendations [..] Prison population 12. The Committee is concerned at the high number of non-Estonians among the prison population, which includes a significant ratio of persons of undetermined citizenship. It is also concerned that prisons and correctional facilities refuse to accept and translate complaints from prisoners that are not written in the … Continue reading "CERD Concluding observations on Estonia (excerpts on statistics and prisons), 2014"

Commissioner’s visit report (excerpts on employment and access to justice), 2013

Summary [..] 1. Economic crisis and its effects on the enjoyment of human rights [..] Access to education, vocational training and the labour market must be non-discriminatory. [..] The long-standing socio-economic gap between ethnic minorities and the majority population has become more pronounced following the economic crisis. It is particularly worrying that the gap is … Continue reading "Commissioner’s visit report (excerpts on employment and access to justice), 2013"

Language Education Policy Profile (excerpts on demographics and citizenship), 2010

1 The Policy Context [..] 1.2 The Political and Legal Context [..] 1.2.2 Citizenship Laws According to the 1992 Citizenship Act persons residing in Estonia, who held Estonian citizenship before June 16, 1940, and their descendants (approximately 900,000 persons), automatically became citizens of post-Soviet Estonia. The current requirements for citizenship for other residents include: long-term … Continue reading "Language Education Policy Profile (excerpts on demographics and citizenship), 2010"

Rapporteur on racism, visit report (excerpts on statistics and anti-discrimination law), 2008

Summary [..] The Special Rapporteur puts forward a number of recommendations, including the following: [..] The Government should adopt holistic national legislation covering all forms of discrimination in a comprehensive legal act [..] II. GENERAL BACKGROUND [..] B. Demographic, ethnic and religious composition 10. Estonia has a population of 1,342,409, out of whom 68 per … Continue reading "Rapporteur on racism, visit report (excerpts on statistics and anti-discrimination law), 2008"