Justice ministry leaves the decision to the government
The justice ministry reports that the working group failed to reach a common position on moving the academy during its previous meeting.
13.03.2017, Oliver KundPM
Young people more tolerant of corruption
While young people are more tolerant of corruption than older generations, corruption perception has improved overall since 2010, a newly completed study finds.
28.02.2017, Piret LaksonPM
Fate of internal security academy hanging by a thread
A special political committee is set to convene tonight to decide the extent of moving the Estonian Academy of Security Sciences to Narva. That tensions are running high is reflected if only in the fact that two ministries' calculations concerning the cost of the move are €15 million apart and both have resorted to an arsenal of subtle arguments.
13.02.2017, Oliver KundPM
Separatists in Luhansk want to exchange an Estonian
An unexpected turn is about to take place in the case of Estonian citizen Vladimir Poljakov, standing trial in Ukraine for fighting for Donbass separatists – it is possible he will be exchanged and handed over to separatists in Luhansk instead.
02.02.2017, Jaanus PiirsaluPM
Punishment register full of mistakes
The punishment register, launched almost five years ago, could include thousands of mistakes that are only seldom rectified. A massive effort to correct the data is needed instead of sporadic needlework.
21.11.2016, Tiina KaukverePM
Winner of competition for design of victims of Communism announced
The Estonian state real estate management company RKAS in collaboration with the Ministry of Justice, organizations of victims of repressions, the City of Tallinn and the Estonian Association of Architects chose the design «Teekond» («Journey») as the winner of a competition for the design of a memorial to victims of communism and officers of the Republic of Estonia.
Estonian justice minister does not approve alcohol law amendments
Estonia's Justice Minister Urmas Reinsalu did not approve Health and Labor Minister Jevgeni Ossinovski's plans for restricting the advertising and sale of alcohol saying the bill of amendments did not sufficiently prove the need for and expediency of the planned measures.
Estonia to probably renew laws connected to terrorism
Estonian Ministry of Justice wants to more efficiently stop terrorist crimes by making amendments to the Penal Code and is asking opinions from interest groups to draw up the draft.
Baltic countries preparing to claim occupation damages from Russia
Justice ministers of the three Baltic countries on Thursday signed a cooperation memorandum in which they agreed on activities for submitting a claim to Russia as the legal successor of the Soviet Union for the compensation of damage concerning the occupation.
05.11.2015, News.postimees.ee / BNSPM
Russia withdrawing from prisoner transfer agreement with Estonia
Russia is set to withdraw from the agreement on the exchange of prisoners with Estonia and the Russian government has made a proposal to President Vladimir Putin to notify Estonia about it, Russia's Interfax news agency said.
Number of prisoners continues declining in 2014
In 2014 the number of prisoners held in Estonian penitentiaries continued declining, and at the end of the year the number of prisoners was smaller by more than 100 and offenders on probation by 600 compared to the beginning of the year, it appears from the Justice Ministry's annual prisons review.
Estonian fugitive Galojan appeals extradition ruling in UK top court
Anna-Maria Galojan, a former Estonian NGO leader sentenced to jail for embezzlement, appealed the decision made by a British court in November to extradite her to Estonia.
Court confesses state inability to arrange father meet child
On Friday, Tallinn Administrative Court enforced State Liability Act to sue justice ministry for €7,500 to compensate a man as for three years the state has proven unable to enforce the fulfilment of a court decision – enabling the father to meet his son.
25.11.2014, Andres EinmannPM
Drinking freedom applied as duty
Justice minister Andres Anvelt is asking everybody to send their suggestions on how to tame those tippling in public space.
29.08.2014, Tuuli KochPM
Alimony avoiders may lose amenities
Ministry of Justice moots option to pressurise parents avoiding support payments by depriving them of the good things in life – like driving licence or fishing permit. «To me, personally, it looks like an idea worthy of all consideration,» admitted justice minister Hanno Pevkur who today attends a corresponding round-table with NGOs and bailiffs.
16.01.2014, Oliver Kund