Hate crime legislation in Estonia
Penal Code of the Republic of Estonia (2004) (excerpts related to Hate crimes) (English)
§ 58. Aggravating circumstances
Aggravating circumstances are:
- self interest or other base motives;
§ 151. Incitement of hatred
(1) Activities which publicly incite to hatred, violence or discrimination on the basis of nationality, race, colour, sex, language, origin, religion, sexual orientation, political opinion, or financial or social status if this results in danger to the life, health or property of a person are punishable by a fine of up to 300 fine units or by detention.
(2) Same act, if
1) it causes the death of a person or results in damage to health or other serious consequences, or
2) it was committed by a person who has previously been punished by such act, or
3) it was committed by a criminal organisation, - is punishable by pecuniary punishment or up to 3 years’ imprisonment.
(3) An act provided for in subsection (1) of this section, if committed by a legal person, is punishable by a fine of up to 50 000 kroons.
(4) An act provided for in subsection (2) of this section, if committed by a legal person, is punishable by a pecuniary punishment.
(14.06.2006 entered into force 16.07.2006 - RT I 2006, 31, 234 (2) The same act, if: 1) committed at least twice, or 2) significant damage is thereby caused to the rights or interests of another person protected by law or to public interests, is punishable by a pecuniary punishment or up to 3 years’ imprisonment.
(19.05.2004 entered into force 01.07.2004 - RT I 2004, 46, 329)