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Salient legal topics

The case of the malicious neighbour: when a victim is not a victim

Laura Aiaots, State Prosecutor; Visiting Lecturer in penal law, University of Tartu Faculty of Law
Anneli Soo, Associate Professor, University of Tartu Faculty of Law


The victim is a very important person in the context of penal law. It is, after all, the victim whose legal rights – life, health, assets, and so on – are protected by penal law ...

Establishing the identity of the defendant in pre-trial taking of evidence. A discussion*

Merit Helm, Harju County Court judge
Mati Maksing, Tallinn Circuit Court judge


The development of freedom of speech and different types of media have led to new disputes. Everyone can easily post comments and opinions on the internet, including claims and assessments about other persons. ...

The coronavirus as a litmus test for efficacy of legal protection provided by the...

Kristjan Siigur, Tallinn Administrative Court judge

It has now been more than two years since the coronavirus reached Estonia. The Government of the Republic established a raft of restrictions to prevent the spread of the virus and ensure availability of vital public services. The restrictions curtailed enterprise ...