The Chancellor of Justice verifies that laws, regulations and other legislations of general application are in conformity with the Constitution and other laws.
The Chancellor of Justice ensures that authorities and officials performing public duties would not violate people’s constitutional rights and freedoms, laws and other legislations of general application, and the practice of good administration.
The Chancellor of Justice performs the functions of the Ombudsman for Children. The Ombudsman for Children protects the rights of children and youngsters when they interact with executors of state power.
The Chancellor of Justice ensures that all disabled persons are able to exercise their fundamental rights and freedoms on equal grounds with other persons.
No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment. As the National Preventive Mechanism in Estonia, the Chancellor of Justice regularly carries out inspection visits of the places of detention.
The Chancellor of Justice is the national human rights institution (NHRI) in Estonia.
Submission of an opinion to the Supreme Court in constitutional review proceedings, initiating a disciplinary proceeding against a judge, solving discrimination disputes, etc.
English summary of the Annual Report 2020 covers the period from 1 September 2019 to 31 August 2020.