Country Estonia
Year 2011
Type of Measure Violence against women > Constitutional provision
Form of Violence Violence against women and girls

Brief Description

Section 12 of the Constitution adopted in 1992, and amended in 2011, includes the following provisions on violence against women: Incitement to ethnic, racial, religious or political hatred, violence or discrimination is prohibited and punishable by law. Incitement to hatred and violence between social classes or to discrimination against a social class is also prohibited and punishable by law.

Source of Information

Constitution of the Republic of Estonia 1992 (amended in 2011), UN Women Constitutional Database


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