The centre starts to offer counselling to stateless people

From January 2022, the Estonian Human Rights Centre offers counselling to people who do not have a citizenship of any country. The centre’s lawyers will provide legal aid to people in need and represent them in court if needed.

A person can contact us if the Estonian state has mistreated them due to not having a citizenship. For example, if they have not received state aid or have been denied a residence permit, they have been prevented from applying for citizenship by naturalisation or deported.

Contact the centre if you feel like you have been discriminated against based on not having citizenship. Email us at or call +372 644 5148 or +372 5194 9015 to set up counselling.

The project is funded by UNHCR.

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