Human Rights in Estonia 2010

The Estonian Human Rights Centre introduced the annual report “Human Rights in Estonia” in May 2011. 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 2010 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 Open Estonia Foundation and Ministry of Culture.

Chapters of Annual Report of the Estonian Human Rights Centre 2010:

Chapter 1 – Prohibition of slavery and forced labour

Chapter 2 – Prohibition of torture, inhuman or degrading treatment and punishment

Chapter 3 – Right to personal liberty

Chapter 4 – Right to a fair trial

Chapter 5 – Right to respect for private and family life

Chapter 6 – Freedom of expression

Chapter 7 – Right to freedom of peaceful assembly

Chapter 8 – Prohibition of discrimination

Chapter 9 – Right to protection of property

Chapter 10 – Right to education

Chapter 11 – Right to free elections

Chapter 12 – Integration and ethnic cohesion of the Estonian society

Chapter 13 – LGBT situation in Estonia

Chapter 14 – Rights of fugitives and asylum seekers

Chapter 15 – Children’s rights

Chapter 16 – Development of civil society and the situation in Estonia in 2010