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CERD: Finland has violated the rights of Sámi guaranteed in the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination

The UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) adopted an opinion on a matter concerning eligibility to Sámi electoral roll on 13 June 2022. The opinion was the first ever opinion…

FRA: Fostering social rights is the key to EU recovery from Covid-19

The European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) has published its Fundamental Rights Report 2022. FRA’s Fundamental Rights Report 2022 reflects on the developments and shortfalls of human…

Human Rights Centre Annual Report for 2021 has been published

In 2021, the fundamental and human rights effects of the corona pandemic began to intensify. The Human Rights Centre closely followed these developments in its work and made recommendations to the…

Resources of the National Non-Discrimination and Equality Tribunal still insufficient – ECRI’s mid-term evaluation published

In August 2019, in its fifth country report on Finland, the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) issued 20 recommendations for the prevention of racism and intolerance. The…

The Human Rights Centre and the Finnish National Human Rights Institution 10 years – work for fundamental and human rights and the rule of law more important than ever

March 2022 marks the tenth anniversary of the founding of the Finnish Human Rights Centre (HRC), which is connected to the Office of the Parliamentary Ombudsman. The beginning of the Human Rights…

The Director of Human Rights Centre Sirpa Rautio elected as Chair of European Network of National Human Rights Institution (ENNHRI)

The Director of Human Rights Centre Sirpa Rautio was elected as a Board Member and Chair to the European Network of National Human Rights Institutions (ENNHRI) by ENNHRI´s General Assembly on the 3rd…

Human Rights Centre provided ECRI information in the interim follow-up process of the fifth monitoring round

Human Rights Centre provided the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) information in the interim follow-up process of the fifth monitoring round on the 27th of August 2021. ECRI…

Press release: Report on the Primacy provision of Section 106 of the Constitution and the requirement of evident conflict

The Human Rights Centre’s publication Primacy provision of Section 106 of the Constitution and the requirement of evident conflict − is it time for a change? discusses the need for change related to…

The Human Rights Centre gave a statement on the CoE Committee of Ministers' draft recommendation on combating hate speech

The Human Rights Centre gave on 6 August 2021 a statement on the Council of Europe Committee of Ministers' draft recommendation on combating hate speech. In its statement the Human Rights Centre draw…

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

Updated on 21 December 2021 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…

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…

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