The human rights guide helps you understand your rights better

Where does freedom of speech end, and hate speech start? Who helps when you feel like you are not being treated fairly by the country? What to do when you are a witness to a hate crime? How to make sure your data is being protected in digital space? What are your rights, and how to protect them?

You can find all the answers to those questions in the human rights guide!

It is essential that every person knows that their and everyone else’s rights deserve to be protected. That’s why information on human rights needs to be accessible to everyone. The human rights guide is an educational platform to help everyone understand what human rights are and how to protect them. 

The website has been made and constantly updated by the Estonian Human Rights Centre and our partners – Latvian and Lithuanian human rights organisations. The guide explains human rights topic by topic in easy to understand language, offers help to understand our rights and responsibilities in various situations, and gives advice on whom to contact when there has been a human rights violation or, if needed, how to file a complaint. You can also find examples from real-life situations and references to relevant laws or institutions. In addition, you can test your or your family members’, classmates’ or colleagues’ knowledge on human rights by taking different tests on the platform. The website is available in Estonian, Russian and English.

Gain important information and test your knowledge in the human rights guide:

The website is co-funded by the European Union programme Erasmus+.

Since you are here...

It is important to protect everyone’s human rights, because it helps to keep stability and peace in the society. There are many challenges for protection of human rights in Estonia: intolerance has really come out of the closet. Bad things happen when good people are too passive, but together we can make a change.

Estonian Human Rights Centre is the competent, accountable and impactful independent human rights organisation in Estonia. Your recurring or one-time donation helps to stand up for human rights everywhere: in courts, in the media, in schools, in the workplace, on the streets and in governmental venues.

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