Human Rights in Estonia 2012

The Estonian Human Rights Centre introduced the annual report “Human Rights in Estonia 2012” in April 2013. The report deals with Estonia’s development in nearly all rights contained in the European Convention on Human Rights.

Developments that took place in the field of human rights in Estonia in 2012 are described, analysed, illustrated by positive and negative examples as well as criticised, but not only that – specific recommendations for eliminating the shortcomings are also provided. Although each chapter has an author or authors, the report aims to provide a coherent overview of developments in human rights in Estonia as a whole.

The publication of the report was supported by the Estonian Ministry for Culture, Open Estonia Foundation and Tallinn Law School at Tallinn University of Technology.

Chapters of Annual Report of the Estonian Human Rights Centre 2012:

Foreword – Professor Julia Laffranque, Judge of the European Court of Human Rights

Chapter 1 – Prohibition of torture, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment

Chapter 2 – Prohibition of slavery and forced labour

Chapter 3 – Right to personal liberty

Chapter 4 – Right to a fair trial

Chapter 5 – Right to respect for family and private life

Chapter 6 – Freedom of expression

Chapter 7 – Freedom of assembly and association

Chapter 8 – Prohibition of discrimination

Chapter 9 –  Right to education

Chapter 10 – Situation of National Minorities

Chapter 11 –  The situation of LGBT persons

Chapter 12 –  Situation of refugees and asylum seekers

Chapter 13 –  Rights of the child

Chapter 14 – Protection of rights of persons with disabilities in Estonia

Chapter 15 –  Organisational framework of protection of human rights on state level