Estonia: Parliament must ensure that bill amending the State Borders Act complies with human rights obligations
In a letter addressed to the President of the Estonian Parliament published today, Commissioner Mijatović called on parliamentarians to amend a bill which would, among other things, allow pushbacks in situations of emergency with a mass influx of migrants, and to ensure that it fully complies...
Country visit report
Estonia should adopt more human rights oriented policies to improve the protection of women and the inclusion of older persons
“To build a more cohesive society, the Estonian authorities should strengthen the protection of women from violence, close the gender pay gap and uphold the rights of older people”, said the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Dunja Mijatović, while releasing today the report on her...
Estonia: human rights should steer policies for women, older persons, minorities
“Estonia has been developing at a fast pace, but some people in the country risk being left behind. To achieve a more inclusive society, Estonia should combat discrimination and abuses against older persons, tackle the gender pay gap and violence against women, and devote more efforts to building...
Country visit report
Estonia should eliminate child statelessness
"There are still 1200 stateless children in Estonia, a situation which prevents them from taking part in society as full members. This situation must be remedied urgently" said Nils Muižnieks while releasing today a report on his visit to Estonia carried out in March 2013. Although parents can...
Estonia: All children should be citizens
"In Estonia there are 1200 stateless children – all children should be granted citizenship automatically at birth even when their parents are stateless" urged Nils Muižnieks, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, after concluding his three-day visit to Estonia. "It is in the best...
Human Rights Commissioner visits Latvia and Estonia
Commissioner Hammarberg today starts a visit to Latvia and Estonia to discuss with national authorities the implementation of the recommendations set out in his Memoranda to the governments, which were presented respectively in May and July this year. The visit aims at enhancing the ongoing...
Commissioner issues memoranda on Denmark and Estonia
[11/07/07 16:00] Thomas Hammarberg today presented two new Memoranda to the Council of Europe's Committee of Ministers. The memoranda contain an assessment of progress in implementing the recommendations made in 2004 by the previous Commissioner. They also include new recommendations to the...
Commissioner Hammarberg meets Ministers of Foreign Affairs
[14/05/07 10:00] During the 117th session of the Council of Europe's Committee of Ministers, Thomas Hammarberg held bilateral talks with Mr. Vartan Oskanian, Foreign Minister of Armenia, Mr. Elmar Mammadyarov, Foreign Minister of Azerbaijan, Mr. Sven Alkalaj, Foreign Minister of Bosnia and...
Memorandum to the Estonian Government (2007)
Memorandum to the Estonian Government - Assessment of the progress made in implementing the 2004 recommendations of the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights CommDH(2007)12 / 11 July 2007
Report on visit to Estonia (2004)
Report by Mr Alvaro Gil-Robles, Commissioner for Human Rights, on his visit to Estonia CommDH(2004)5 / 12 February 2004
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