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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…

UN: The Common Core Document of Finland has been published

Finland has provided the UN its Common Core Document, which can be used by all treaty monitoring bodies. The Document improves the targeting of the contents of treaty specific periodic reports.…

CoE – The Committee of Experts of the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages has published a new mid-term report

The rights of the Swedish speaking people should be ensured in the health and social services reform, long-term funding for promoting the Sámi languages should be provided and teaching in and/or of…

UN; Reviews of Finland’s periodic reports on the implementation of international human rights covenants in 2021

COVID-19 pandemic to delay the review of Finland’s periodic reports by UN committees 18 September 2020

Human Rights Centre Expert Leena Leikas appointed to FRA Management Board

Leena Leikas, an Expert at the Human Rights Centre, has been appointed to the Management Board of the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) as an alternate member for 2020–2025. Tuomas…

UN: Reviews of Finland’s periodic reports on the implementation of international human rights covenants in 2021

COVID-19 pandemic to delay the review of Finland’s periodic reports by UN committees

ECHR judgement concerning Kauhajoki school shooting

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) held in its judgement on the 17th of September 2020 that Finland has violated European Convention on Human Rights Article 2, right to life. ECHR press release…

FRA: New report on national human rights institutions published

“National human rights institutions are guardians of human rights. But too often, they cannot deliver on their true potential,” says FRA Director Michael O’Flaherty. "Governments and Parliaments…

FRA: Fundamental Rights Survey – security and crimes

The third thematic publication of the FRA Fundamental Rights Survey concerns security and crimes. The survey is based on the interviews of 35.000 Europeans from the 27 EU countries, The United Kingdom…

FRA: Fundamental Rights Survey - technology and data protection

The second thematic publication of the FRA Fundamental Rights Survey concerns technology and data protection. The survey is based on the interviews of 35.000 Europeans from the 27 EU countries, The…

FRA: The first parts of the Fundamental Rights Survey are published – the meaning of fundamental rights

The first thematic publication of the FRA Fundamental Rights Survey compiles information on the meaning of fundamental rights for people in the EU. The survey is based on the interviews of 35.000…

EU: FRA releases its Fundamental Rights report 2020

Growing intolerance and attacks on people’s fundamental rights continue to erode the considerable progress achieved over the years, finds FRA’s Fundamental Rights Report 2020. As Europe begins to…

The new Human Rights Delegation of the Human Rights Centre has started its work

The Human Rights Delegation appointed by the Parliamentary Ombudsman in March 2020 (term of office 2020-2024) held its first meeting today. On Wednesday, the 38 members of the new Human Rights…

CoE: Venice Commission Rule of law Checklist translated into Finnish

The Ministry for Foreign Affairs has published a Finnish translation of the Rule of Law Checklist by the Venice Commission The Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland has published a Finnish…

Does hope or fear prevail among Europe’s LGBTI people?

More lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex (LGBTI) people are now open about who they are but fear, violence and discrimination remain high, show the results of the EU Fundamental Rights Agency’s…

Human Rights Centre Annual Report for 2019 published

The HRC is of the view that it has achieved the targets set up in the Action Plan 2019 satisfactorily. In addition to the tasks included in the Action Plan, work on promoting the rights of older…

New legal and ped­ago­gical guide on fun­da­men­tal and hu­man rights in education!

The University of Helsinki’s Faculty of Educational Sciences has published a learning resource on common legal challenges in Finnish institutions of education. The guide is intended for education…

Members of the new Human Rights Delegation elected – importance of the Delegation emphasised in exceptional situations

The Parliamentary Ombudsman has appointed a new Human Rights Delegation for the Human Rights Centre (HRC). Especially during this exceptional time, extensive cooperation is necessary in order to…

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