English summary of 2017-2018 overview of the Chancellor of Justice activities now available

The Chancellor of Justice is a one-person, independent constitutional institution appointed to office by the Riigikogu on the proposal of the President of the Republic for a term of seven years. The Chancellor’s task is to make sure that legislation valid in Estonia is in conformity with the Constitution and that the fundamental rights and liberties of people in Estonia are protected. Besides constitutional review and ombudsman functions, the Chancellor also fulfils the role of national preventive mechanism for ill-treatment, ombudsman for children, NHRI and monitoring authority for the CRPD. Once a year, the Chancellor presents an annual report of his or her activities to the Parliament.

The Annual Report 2017-2018 covers the period from 1 September 2017 to 31 August 2018. The report has been published in a new web form and it includes information on children's rights, inspection visits, local authorities, equal treatment, courts and many other topics.