The Registered Partnership Act (RPA) was passed in the Riigikogu on 9 October 2014 and it entered into force on 1 January 2016. To date, the Riigikogu has, however, not passed any implementing legislation, i.e. provisions that specify the implementation of the Registered Partnership Act in everyday practical situations. The passage of the draft as an Act requires the majority of the votes of the members of the Riigikogu, since the draft amends Acts governing court procedure (clause 104 (2) 14) of the Constitution) and the Citizenship Act (clause 104 (2) 1) of the Constitution).
The Estonian Human Rights Centre helps to ensure that the implementation of the Registered Partnership Act be smooth and that the missing implementing legislation will be passed. So we will ensure equal treatment of families who have entered into a registered partnership similarly to other families not only on paper, but also in reality.