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.

To the website


Members of the new Human Rights Delegation elected – importance of the Delegation emphasised in exceptional situations

The Parliamentary Ombudsman has appointed a new Human Rights Delegation for the Human Rights Centre (HRC). Especially during this exceptional time, extensive cooperation is necessary in order to safeguard fundamental and human rights. The Human Rights Delegation plays an important and central part in this work.

Latest annual conclusions from the European Committee of Social Rights published

Social rights of children, families and migrants are in danger in Europe.

Human Rights Centre publishes its action plan for 2020

The plan was adopted by the Human Rights Delegation in December 2019.

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