The Republic of Estonia recognises Carri Ginter, our partner, arbitrator, and longtime lecturer at the University of Tartu, with the Order of Merit of the White Star.

Leading up to Estonia’s Independence Day, the Republic of Estonia will bestow on people whose daily activity keeps adding new bricks of caring, noticing, and protecting to the wall that are Estonian state decorations, wrote President Alar Karis in the foreword of the decision. 151 people from Estonia and abroad will receive national honors. „What they all have in common is loyalty to the principles on which we want to see Estonia lean: democracy, justice, wisdom, persistence, excellence, entrepreneurialism and understanding,“ emphasized the president.

„I believe that this recognition is for the entire Faculty of Law at the University of Tartu, where I have worked for 20 years and dealt extensively with European Union law. I also believe that this recognition is for speaking about these topics in a way that the broader public understands as well,“ commented Carri to ERR’s editorial team.

Among other legal scholars, Judge Tambet Tampuu of the Supreme Court, who has made a significant contribution to legal education alongside his long-standing judicial work, and Judge Katre Poljakova of the Harju County Court will be awarded the Order of Merit of the White Star. The Order of the National Coat of Arms will be awarded to the Chancellor of Justice Ülle Madise and the Auditor General Janar Holm as promoters of statehood.

The President of the Republic of Estonia will present the state decorations on February 21 at the Estonian National Museum. Estonian Television will broadcast the ceremony on February 24.

Congratulations to Carri for this well-deserved recognition!