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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…

Press freedom must not be taken for granted – World Press Freedom Day is celebrated on 3 May

The World Press Freedom Day on 3 May reminds us about how important free media is for democracy and the rule of law. According to the World Press Freedom Index, the situation has deteriorated…

Human Rights Delegation: teachers’ human rights competence needs to be strengthened

Human rights are not a compulsory subject in the Finnish teacher education, even though human rights are included in national curricula. Teachers' human rights skills must be strengthened without…

Human Rights Centre publishes its action plan for 2021

The plan was adopted by the Human Rights Delegation in December 2020. The main lines of action of the Human Rights Centre are: - general monitoring and promotion of the implementation of fundamental…

Recommendations to Finland on the realisation of civil and political rights

United Nations’ Human Rights Committee issued its recommendations on the implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. Ministry for Foreign Affairs Press release,…

Human Rights Centre has published a compilation of observations by the fundamental and human rights actors in Finland in Finnish and Swedish

The publication includes a short introduction to each actor, which is available in English. Human Rights Centre has published a compilation of observations by the fundamental and human rights actors…

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…

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…

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

Total of 35 cases pending against Finland in the beginning of 2021. Read the Annual Report 2020 (en). Report also includes a summary of the most interesting cases in 2020 (Chapter 2, page 33 onwards).…

Topical projects of the Human Rights Centre, end of year 2020

The Human Rights Centre has listed its topical projects in December 2020. The Human Rights Centre has listed its topical projects at the end of 2020. The projects are related to the promotion and…

Coronavirus pandemic has significant impact on implementation of fundamental and human rights – Human Rights Delegation gives recommendations for securing rights

Human Rights Centre compiled a condensed snapshot of the implementation of fundamental rights and human rights and put forward recommendations from the Delegation to decision-makers on how rights need…

Human Rights Delegation met remotely on the 21st of December 2020

The Human Rights Delegation approved for example the Human Rights Centre’s Action Plan for 2021 in its remote meeting. The Human Rights Delegation (HRD) met remotely on the 21st of December 2020 for…

FRA: Report on Artificial Intelligence and Fundamental Rights published

A new EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) report reveals confusion about the impact of artificial intelligence (AI) on people’s rights. FRA Press Release Vienna/Berlin, 14 December 2020 Now is the…

UN Human Rights Day 10.12.2020

UN Human Rights Day is celebrated every year on the 10th of December. The objective of the day is to serve as a reminder of the human rights we enjoy every day. The theme for this year’s Human Rights…

Youth, Climate Change, and the European Court of Human Rights virtual conference

The University of Tampere and the ALL-YOUTH project are organizing a virtual conference on Youth, Climate Change, and the European Court of Human Rights in collaboration with Human Rights Centre on…

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