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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EU: FRA releases its Fundamental Rights report 2020

Growing intolerance and attacks on people’s fundamental rights continue to erode the considerable progress achieved over the years, finds FRA’s Fundamental Rights Report 2020. As Europe begins to emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic we see a worsening of existing inequalities and threats to societal cohesion.

The new Human Rights Delegation of the Human Rights Centre has started its work

The Human Rights Delegation appointed by the Parliamentary Ombudsman in March 2020 (term of office 2020-2024) held its first meeting today.

CoE: Venice Commission Rule of law Checklist translated into Finnish

The Ministry for Foreign Affairs has published a Finnish translation of the Rule of Law Checklist by the Venice Commission

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