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Human Rights Centre

The Human Rights Centre is an autonomous and independent expert institution whose task is to promote the implementation of fundamental and human rights and increase cooperation and exchange of information between various actors.

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Human Rights Delegation

The Human Rights Centre has a 20 to 40-member Human Rights Delegation, whose members broadly represent the Finnish human rights actors.

The Delegation functions as a cooperative body in the field and helps to intensify information flow between the different actors. It also deals with human rights issues of a far-reaching significance and principal importance.

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Parliamentary Ombudsman

The Parliamentary Ombudsman oversees and promotes the legality of actions taken by public authorities and the implementation of fundamental and human rights.

The Ombudsman examines complaints, takes initiatives on his own and carries out inspections at offices and institutions, in particular at prisons, military garrisons and other closed institutions.

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National Human Rights Institution (NHRI)

The Human Rights Centre, its Human Rights Delegation and the Office of the Parliamentary Ombudsman together form a national human rights institution. All parts of the NHRI are imparcial and independent.

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