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.
As a new thing for the 2012 report, Human Right Centre has decided to include an overview of the national human rights protection system in Estonia, outlining the main actors and their responsibilities as well as highlighting some gaps and concerns regarding that system, most notably the lack of National Human Rights Institution and shortage of resources for the Gender Equality and Equal Treatment Commissioner.
The drafting and publication of the report was supported by the Estonian Ministry for Culture, Open Estonia Foundation and Tallinn Law School at Tallinn University of Technology.
Report is available here: http://humanrights.ee/en/annual-human-rights-report/