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...
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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 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
"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...
"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...
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...
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