Demonstrations & Strikes

Demonstrations, strikes, and other forms of peaceful assembly are a legal way of exercising your right to protest and one of the forms of freedom of expression and the corresponding right to assembly. However, for these to be allowed, such form of assembly must meet certain criteria.

The Constitution of Estonia protects the right to assemble peacefully and to conduct meetings. This right may be restricted in the cases and pursuant to a procedure provided by a law to ensure national security, public order, morals, traffic safety and the safety of participants in the meeting, or to prevent the spread of an infectious disease.

The state has a duty not only to allow for assembly take place, but also to ensure that it is not impeded.

About this section

This section will explain what these different forms of peaceful assembly mean, who can organise them and how, and what restrictions the state might impose in compliance with human rights requirements.


Last updated 08/04/2023