The Covid-19 pandemic and Fundamental Rights

The Human Rights Centre (HRC) has launched a thematic website on the coronavirus pandemic and its impacts on fundamental and human rights.

On the website, you can find links and materials on such matters as the decision-making of authorities, legislative amendments, fundamental rights and the possibilities of restricting them. 

The website also contains information on the rights of the elderly and persons with disabilities as well as links to general information in finnish sign language, easy language and Sámi languages.

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Human Rights Delegation: teachers’ human rights competence needs to be strengthened

Human rights are not a compulsory subject in the Finnish teacher education, even though human rights are included in national curricula. Teachers' human rights skills must be strengthened without delay according to the objectives of the current Government Programme.

Human Rights Centre publishes its action plan for 2021

The plan was adopted by the Human Rights Delegation in December 2020.

Recommendations to Finland on the realisation of civil and political rights

United Nations’ Human Rights Committee issued its recommendations on the implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.

Statements and Submissions

HRC submits its report to UN Committee against Torture

Submission is the first part of the simplified reporting procedure on the implementation of the Convention against Torture.

HRC submitted report the implementation of the Istanbul Convention

The HRC submitted its report to the GREVIO on the implementation of the CoE Istanbul Convention