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The recently published yearbook of the Estonian courts provides the reader with a selection of articles on salient legal topics, analysis on the organization and problems of judicial training, a graphic overview of the gender and age-related distribution of the judiciary and statistics on the work of the court system.


The Supreme Court of Estonia hosted representatives of the Supreme Courts of Latvia and Lithuania in Tartu from 27 to 29 April 2022.


On Tuesday, March 15, the Supreme Court en banc issued a judgment that has an important role in clarifying the relation between the Estonian Constitution and European Union law and ensuring the equal treatment of people with disabilities.


The Supreme Court of Estonia sent a statement of support to its Ukrainian colleagues on Wednesday, March 2, expressing its full support and hoping that the aggression would end soon and that Ukraine would be able to restore its constitutional order.


The Yearbook of Estonian Courts 2020 is dedicated to the publicity of administration of justice and the closely related data protection issues.


Approved in a written meeting of the Council for Administration of Courts between 2 and 5 February 2021.


The Supreme Court en banc rejected the petition of the President of the Republic to declare the law being the basis of the mandatory funded pension reform unconstitutional.


Published in electronic format for the first time, the Yearbook of the Estonian Courts investigates, among other things, information technology developments in Estonian courts, the related trouble and increase in happiness of the judges, and what the future administration of justice could look like in a world that is becoming ever more digitalised. 


The Supreme Court of Estonia granted the appeal in cassation of environmental groups ARB and Estonian Society for Nature Conservation in part and annulled the Pärnu county plan for the Rail Baltic route in sections 3A, 4A and 4H of the route. The county plans for Harju and Rapla county remain in force. According to the Supreme Court’s Administrative Law Chamber, the Minister of Public Administration adopted the county plan unlawfully, since it has not been determined what impact Rail Baltic would have on the Luitemaa bird area that is next to the route. Natura assessment is always compulsory, if it cannot be ruled out on the basis of a preliminary estimate that the planned activity will have a significant impact on the objectives of a Natura protected area.