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The Human Rights Delegation has published a background paper on Finland's human rights situation that contains recommendations for the promotion of fundamental and human rights during the 2019-2023 Government Term.
United Nations’ Human Rights Committee published two Views concerning complaints about the definition of who is entitled to enter the electoral roll to the elections to the Sámi Parliament in Finland.
European Court of Human Rights published its annual report and statistics 2018. Total of 20 cases pending against Finland.
An Expert Seminar on the Finnish EU Presidency and Fundamental Rights is organised on 29th November 2019. The seminar is web-streamed.
Awareness of minority languages in education and media should be improved
UN's CERD-committee noted progress in the implementation on its latest recommendations but found efforts are needed for several issues.
According to the simplified reporting procedure the NGOs etc are to send information to the UN committees in late 2018.
The Human Rights Delegation demands that more comprehensive resources be allocated for the work during the next government term and that a special national body be established to monitor the activities.
During the year, the Human Rights Centre (HRC) improved the monitoring of fundamental and human rights. The promotion and monitoring of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) established itself as a new task and fundamental and human rights education and training spread widely. The HRC was actively involved in international and European cooperation.
United Nations Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights Kate Gilmore will visit Finland on Friday 13 April.