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Delays in implementation of pending cases of the European Court of Human Rights and the European Committee of Social Rights concerning Finland need to be clarified

The Human Rights Centre sent a letter to the Minister for Foreign Affairs Pekka Haavisto on 28 June 2021 bringing up the worrying fact that there are several pending cases of the European Court of…

Protocol no. 15 to the European Convention on Human Rights enters into force on 1 August 2021

The period for submitting an application to the European Court of Human Rights will be reduced to four months after a transition period Ministry for Foreign Affairs 1.8.2021 9.00 | Published in…

The Government has accepted the third National Action Plan on Fundamental and Human Rights

Press release of the Ministry of Justice, 24 June 2021 Yesterday, the Government confirmed its resolution on the contents of the third national fundamental and human rights action plan. The action…

The European Commission has published its second report on the Rule of Law

The European Commission has on 20 July 2021 published its second report on the Rule of Law. The report looks at new developments after last September and focuses on four areas: justice system,…

Human Rights Centre’s publication ”Realisation of Fundamental and Human Rights in Finland – Observations from 2019” has been published in English in its entirety

The publication was published in Finnish and in Swedish on March 2021. In addition to the publication there is a short introduction and a diagram on the human rights actors in Finland available in English.

Human Rights Delegation: The right to inclusive education must be guaranteed for children with disabilities

There is no comprehensive understanding of the legal basis of inclusive education, its content and its binding nature in Finland. This situation puts the right of children with disabilities to…

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