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22.10.2021. The IT solution created in co-operation between the Ministry of Justice, the Government Office, and the Chancellery of the Riigikogu, which will bring all information related to the legislative process to one place in the future, has reached the pilot phase. This means that the Ministry of Justice will start writing the first draft legislation and legislative intent in the new workspace.


17.12.2020. Estonia has won the the right to host the annual  European Congress of the International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse & Neglect (ISPCAN). The event, which is expected to draw  600 international delegates to the city, will be held in June 2022.


30.10.2020. During yesterday’s cabinet meeting, the members of the Government gave their support to transferring cross-border IT solutions in the area of justice to the IT-agency eu-LISA.

21.08.2020. On 23 August, a memorial ceremony and concert will take place at the Memorial to the Victims of Communism, on the occasion of the Remembrance Day for Victims of Totalitarian Regimes.

3.04.2020. The options of the recently launched remote notarial authentication will be expanded significantly. From now on, it will be possible to authenticate, for example, real estate transactions via the video bridge without leaving home or office. Although the new solution was initially planned to be tested gradually, the Ministry of Justice decided to speed up the implementation of remote authentication to limit the spread of the coronavirus and ensure vital public services at the same time.


3.04.2020. At today’s sitting, the Government approved the draft legislation suspending the obligation for companies to file for bankruptcy and imposing a ban on creditors filing for bankruptcy during the emergency situation and for a further period of two months. This amendment provides entrepreneurs with an opportunity to adapt their economic activities to the current situation and use the state aid measures.


3.04.2020. Yesterday, The Government approved the draft legislation submitted by the Ministry of Justice, making it possible to use more digital solutions in criminal and misdemeanour proceedings and, therefore, reduce physical contact in the performance of procedural acts. This is part of the consolidated draft legislation prepared by the Government to combat COVID-19. 

19.03.2020. The Council for Administration of Courts considers it important that Estonian courts ensure the proper functioning of the administration of justice during emergency situation, while avoiding the spread of the COVID-19 virus to judges, court officers, parties to a proceeding, and other persons engaged in the administration of justice. Written proceedings and using technical solutions is preferred.
18.03.2020. To ensure that state-of-emergency legislation could be found from a single place, this information is available on the website of Riigi Teataja in the form of direct links.

30.04.2019. For several consecutive years, Estonia has been at the second place among Member States of the European Union in a freshly published comparative table of justice systems called “Justice Scoreboard 2019” thanks to the efficiency and speed of the judicial system. 


26.02.2019 The Secretary General of the Ministry of Justice Tõnis Saar and the Director General of the Finnish Patent and Registration Office Antti Riivari signed an agreement today in Helsinki, under which data shall hereinafter be exchanged between the business registers of the two countries.  


Updated: 21.01.2015 - 16:09