The Government of the Republic of Estonia is under the obligation to submit regular reports on the implementation of several human rights conventions in Estonia. Before sending the reports to the appropriate international organisation, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in general, sends the reports to interested NGOs for commenting. One of the activities of EHRC is to comment these reports based on its practice and experience.
Additionally, EHRC may decide to present the appropriate international organisations with its own shadow report if the comments of its experts were not taken into account sufficiently or if there have been significant developments after the initial commenting.
EHCR has submitted the following shadow reports:
- Report on the Stauts of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Rights in Estonia [pdf] to the UN Human Rights Committee supervising the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights – in cooperation with Global Rights, ILGA Europe and SEKÜ – 2010
- Shadow report to the UN Human Rights Committee on the implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights – 2009