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Director of the Human Rights Centre Sirpa Rautio to become Director of the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights

In its meeting of 14–15 December, the Management Board of the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) chose Sirpa Rautio, Director of the Human Rights Centre as the Director of the EU…

Report: Human rights foresight offers ways to identify challenges facing human rights in the future

The Human Rights Centre's report on human rights foresight maps the field of human rights foresight and offers tools for developing human rights actors' foresight capabilities and resilience. The…

Highlighting the voice of young people in the discussion about human rights

The first term of the Young Experts Programme of the Human Rights Centre (HRC) strengthened the voice of young people in fundamental and human rights issues. The aim of the first term (1 February–31…

In its 2022 activities, the HRC paid particular attention to enhancing the national implementation of decisions made by international monitoring bodies

In 2022, the Human Rights Centre strengthened the knowledge base on the state of fundamental and human rights in Finland and developed systematic national monitoring of fundamental and human rights.…

Submission: The Human Rights Centre provided additional information to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child

As part of the periodic reporting on the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, last autumn the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC) asked the Finnish Government questions about the…

Submission: The Human Rights Centre assessed the Government’s interim report on the Istanbul Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence

In 2020, the Committee of the Parties to the Istanbul Convention issued several recommendations to Finland for strengthening the implementation of the Istanbul Convention. In February 2023, Finland…

Council of Europe's Committee of Ministers deeply concerned over delay in execution of forced medication judgment

The Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers held its quarterly meeting to oversee the execution of judgments from the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) from 7 to 9 March. In its decision…

European Committee of Social Rights has again decided on the low level of social security in Finland

The European Committee of Social Rights (ECSR) stated in its decision published on 15 February 2023 that the level of Finland's social security is still too low. The complaint filed in 2018 targeted…

The Human Rights Centre gave another statement on the European Court of Human Rights' forced medicine judgment – the Council of Europe's Department for the Execution of Judgments visited Finland due to delays in execution of judgments

The Human Rights Centre discussed with representatives of the Department for the Execution of Judgments of the European Court of Human Rights about Finland's delays in the national execution of…

Balance between centralisation and fragmentation considered in the background paper on human rights and equality institutions in Europe

The way in which human rights institutions, equality and specialised bodies are set up at the national level in European countries varies. In some countries, the model chosen is centralised while in…

CEDAW Committee gave Finland recommendations on the realisation of the rights of women

The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW Committee) gave Finland recommendations on the realisation of the rights of women on the 31st of October 2022. The…

Balance between centralization and fragmentation? Background paper on human rights and equality institutions and standards in Europe published

The way in which human rights institutions, equality and specialized bodies are set up at the national level in European countries varies. In some countries, the model chosen is centralized while in…

The Human Rights Delegation calls on the Government to take action to protect human rights defenders at risk

Increasingly often, the defenders of human rights face serious danger in their work even in regions neighbouring Finland. In 2021, the EU Human Rights Defenders Mechanism saw an unprecedented increase…

Invitation to the Finnish Human Rights Centre’s side-event on rights of older persons belonging to minorities and indigenous peoples

The Human Rights Centre organizes a side-event in connection with the 51st session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva. The side-event focuses on the rights of older persons belonging to minorities and indigenous peoples, such as the Sámi.

Statement: realizing the rights of victims of human trafficking requires closer cooperation and sufficient resources

The Human Rights Centre gave the Ministry of Foreign Affairs a statement on the third monitoring round of the Council of Europe Anti-Trafficking Convention. Central goals of the Anti-Trafficking…

Report: The Human Rights Centre submitted draft recommendations to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child

The draft recommendations were given for the consideration of the Finnish Government's periodic report on the implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. In its report, the Human…

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…