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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Violence and harassment across Europe much higher than official records

More than one in four Europeans were victims of harassment and 22 million were physically attacked in one year. But crime victims typically do not report their experiences. They often have difficulties accessing their rights and may feel voiceless. These are the results of the first-ever EU-wide survey on the general population’s experience of crime, carried out by the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA). The results reveal how targeted measures can help governments support victims and make it easier to report crime and receive justice.

UN: Committee on the Rights of the Child underlines the primacy of the child's best interest in a Finnish asylum case

In its decision on 4 February 2021 the Committee on the Rights of the Child found that Finland had violated Articles 3 (primacy of the best interest of the child), 19 (protection of the child from violence) and 22 (right of the child to protection and humanitarian assistance; refugees and asulym seekers) of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.

European Court of Human Rights published its annual report and statistics 2020

Total of 35 cases pending against Finland in the beginning of 2021.

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