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  1. Estonia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act on the protection of consumers' rights (consolidation). - English translation (as amended up to June 2002)

    Adoption: 1995-02-08 | EST-1995-L-54277

  2. Estonia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act of 19 January 1995 on citizenship (consolidation). - English translation (as amended up to March 2004)

    Adoption: 1995-01-19 | Date of entry into force: 1995-04-01 | EST-1995-L-43961

    Provides for general conditions of receipt, renewal and loss of Estonian citizenship, documents to be filled and conditions for receipt of citizenship by minors. Consolidation available in English.

  3. Estonia - General provisions - Law, Act

    General Principles of the Civil Code Act of 28 June 1994, as amended up to 18 November 1996.

    Adoption: 1994-06-28 | EST-1994-L-45909

    Part I: General provisions (1-4). Part II: Persons (5-57, inter alia, protection of private life). Part III: Creation, alteration, extinguishment of Civil rights and civil obligations (58-107). Part IV: Exercise and protection of Civil rights (108-123). Part V: Private international Law provisions (124-168). Part VI: Implementing provisions (169-180). Available in English.

  4. Estonia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Electoral Act of 7 June 1994.

    Adoption: 1994-06-07 | Date of entry into force: 1994-07-10 | EST-1994-L-41218

    Consists of 8 Chapters and 44 articles. Chapter I: General provisions; Chapter II: Electoral regions and polling districts; Chapter III: Electoral Committees; Chapter IV: Enumeration of electors; Chapter V: Nomination and registration of candidates; Chapter VI: Voting procedures; Chapter VII: Determination of voting and election results; Chapter VIII: Final provisions.

  5. Estonia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Broadcasting Act of 19 May 1994 (consolidation). - English translation (as amended up December 2006)

    Adoption: 1994-05-19 | Date of entry into force: 1994-06-15 | EST-1994-L-60191

    Provides for procedure for broadcasting information and the principles of broadcasting activities; conditions for possession and ownership of technical means (transmitters, transmitter networks) intended for broadcasting information; bases for foundation and operation; procedure for terminating activities of legal persons under public law engaged in broadcasting; and procedure for broadcasting activities of legal persons under private law on the basis of broadcasting licences.

  6. Estonia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Political Parties Act of 11 May 1994 (text as amended to 28 March 2013). - English translation (as amended up to December 2003) Legislation On-line Legislation On-line

    Adoption: 1994-05-11 | EST-1994-L-39428

    Sets up conditions for the creation and organization of political party activities, conditions of becoming a party member, and means of financing of a political party.

  7. Estonia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Patents Act of 16 March 1994 (consolidation). - English translation (as amended up to March 2004)

    Adoption: 1994-03-16 | Date of entry into force: 1994-05-23 | EST-1994-L-39430

  8. Estonia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act on cultural autonomy of minorities of 26 October 1993.

    Adoption: 1993-10-26 | Date of entry into force: 1993-11-28 | EST-1993-L-38544

    Defines the notion of "national minorities" and provides for the right to preserve ethnic identity, cultural traditions, mother tongue and religious beliefs. Establishes a national register of national minorities containing information such as, inter alia, name, place of residence and religion. Provides that a person can have his/her record deleted upon resquest. Sets out details of the procedure for establishing the main organizations for cultural autonomy and provides for the financing of activities of related educational, cultural and social care institutions. Repeals Law on the Ethnic Rights of Citizens of the Estonian SSR of 15 December 1989. Available in English.

  9. Estonia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Privatisation Act of 17 June 1993 (consolidation). - English translation (as amended up to November 2001)

    Adoption: 1993-06-17 | EST-1993-L-60521

    Determines the conditions and procedure for privatisation of assets in State ownership and in the ownership of local governments in connection with the termination of the activities of the Estonian Privatisation Agency.

  10. Estonia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act of 9 June 1993 on Principles of Ownership Reform (consolidation). - English translation (as amended up to June 2002)

    Adoption: 1993-06-09 | EST-1993-L-62502

    Provides for real rights, their content, creation and termination.

  11. Estonia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Law of 2 June 1993 on Organization of Local Government. - Legislation On-line Legislation On-line

    Adoption: 1993-06-02 | Date of entry into force: 1994-03-11 | EST-1993-L-94836

    Determines the functions, responsibility and organization of local government and the relations of local governments with one another and with state bodies. Regulates, inter alia, employment status of local government's servants.

  12. Estonia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Copyright Act of 11 November 1992 (consolidation). - English translation (as amended up to May 2006)

    Adoption: 1992-11-11 | EST-1992-L-52714

  13. Estonia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Code of administrative breaches of the law of 1 August 1992, as amended to 25 February 1999 (Text No. 496).

    Adoption: 1992-08-01 | EST-1992-L-54629

  14. Estonia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act on the application of the Constitution of Estonia. (Eesti Vabariigi põhiseaduse rakendamise seadus) - English translation

    Adoption: 1992-07-03 | EST-1992-L-38113

    Provides for elections to the legislative body (Riigikogu). States that the entering into force of the Constitution shall not in itself terminate employment relationships between existing employees and government bodies.

  15. Estonia - General provisions - Constitution

    Constitution of the Republic of Estonia of 1992. (Eesti Vabariigi põhiseadus) - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1992-06-28 | EST-1992-C-38112

    Chapter II deals with fundamental rights, liberties and duties, including , inter alia, non-discrimination, the right to health care and state assistance, the right to choose employment and to join unions and associations, freedom of religion and opinion. The others Chapters provide for the organization of the State (legislative, governmental and judicial powers), and financial matters. Available in English.

  16. Estonia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Principles of Ownership Reform Act of 13 June 1991 (consolidation). - English Translation (as amended up to June 2002)

    Adoption: 1991-06-13 | Date of entry into force: 1991-06-20 | EST-1991-L-50523

    Determines the purpose, content, object and subjects of and the procedure for ownership reform and provides for the return of and the compensation for unlawfully expropriated property, municipalization, privatization and re-nationalization.

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