Administration of Justice

Country Profile (BBC)       

Includes a brief overview, facts, and information about leaders and media in Estonia.

A Country Study (Library of Congress)

The Country Study presents a description and analysis of the historical setting and the social, economic, political and national security systems and institutions of Estonia.

Estonian Human Development Fact Sheet       

Statistical Office of Estonia

Contains crime statistics on offenses registered by the police, persons under prosecution, discovery rate, indicators of work of the State Prosecutor's Office, convicts, and persons detained in penal institutions.

The World Factbook (CIA)

Povides a description of the geography, people, government, economy, communications, transportation, military and transnational issues of Estonia. Other country descriptions are written to a common template so that comparisons of similar functions in different countries can be made easily.

Corruption & Fraud

Corruption in Estonia - 2009

This report provides information from a 2009 Crime in Estonia study on corruption.

Corruption Surveys in Estonia (Summaries)
These reports offer summaries on corruption in Estonia and provides overviews of the results of surveys conducted in three target groups: residents, entrepreneurs, and the public sector.

Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) - Council of Europe
GRECO evaluation procedures involve the collection of information through questionnaire(s), on-site country visits enabling evaluation teams to solicit further information during high-level discussions with domestic key players, and drafting of evaluation reports. These reports, which are examined and adopted by GRECO, contain recommendations to the evaluated countries in order to improve their level of compliance with the provisions under consideration. Measures taken to implement recommendations are subsequently assessed by GRECO under a separate compliance procedure.

The Council of Europe’s Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) has published its Third Round Evaluation Report on Estonia. The report has been made public with the agreement of the country’s authorities. It focuses on two distinct themes: criminalization of corruption and transparency of party funding.

Drugs & Alcohol

Estonia 2004 - Country Fact Sheet, Eurasian Narcotics

This site provides information about drug production and smuggling and counter-narcotics efforts of Estonia.

European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) - Country Overview

This overview presents a comprehensive overview of the drugs situation in Estonia. Topics covered in the country overview include: drug use among the general population and young people, prevention, problem drug use, treatment demand, drug-related infectious diseases, drug-related deaths, treatment responses, harm reduction responses, drug markets and drug-related offences, national drug laws, national drug strategy, coordination mechanism in the field of drugs and drug-related research. Also included in the country report are key statistics on the drug situation and a barometer that indicates the prevalence profile and relative rating of the country.

European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) - National Reports
Commissioned each year by the EMCDDA and produced by the national focal points of the Reitox network, the National reports draw an overall picture of the drug phenomenon at national level in each EU Member state.

Human Rights

Amnesty International - International Report
An overview of the current human rights status of Estonia as determined by the Amnesty International Report. In Arabic, English, French, and Spanish.

Annual Reports to Congress on Human Rights Practices - Estonia
These reports, produced by the U.S. Department of State, to the U.S. Congress. The law provides that the Secretary of State shall transmit a "full and complete report regarding the status of internationally recognized human rights, within the meaning of subsection (A) in countries that receive assistance under this part, and (B) in all other foreign countries which are members of the United Nations and which are not otherwise the subject of a human rights report under this Act." Reports on several countries are included that do not fall into the categories established by these statutes and that thus are not covered by the congressional requirement. The reports cover internationally recognized individual, civil, political, and worker rights, as set forth in the Univeral Declaration of Human Rights. (website).

Annual Reports to Congress on International Religious Freedom - Estonia
These reports, produced by the U.S. Department of State, describe the status of religious freedom in Estonia, government policies violating religious belief and practices of groups, religious denominations, and individuals, and U.S. policies to promote religious freedom around the world. It is submitted in compliance with the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998 (website).

Freedom Watch - Political Rights and Civil Liberties

Country report including basis political, economic, and social data arranged in the following categories: population, gross national income per capita (GNI/per capita), life-expectancy, religious groups, ethnic groups, captial, political rights, civil liberties, status, and a ten-year ratings timeline. Includes reports from 2002-2007, 2008.

Research & Statistics

Estonian Crime Victim Survey - 2009

This report provides information from a 2009 crime victim survey.

Cyber crime in Estonia - 2009

This report provides information from a 2009 Crime in Estonia study on cyber crime.

Recidivism in Estonia

This report provides information from a 2009 and 2010 study Estonian Ministry of Justice conducted on recidivism.

Violent Crime

Homicides in Estonia in the 1990s

This report provides extensive information on homicide during the 1990s in Estonia.