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Finland hands over troubled Council of Europe presidency to France

Caretaker Foreign Minister Timo Soini (Blue) has handed over the presidency of the Council of Europe to France at a ceremony in Helsinki today, marking the...

Valio’s Thailand subcontractors criticised for labour rights violations

Dairy company Valio has been criticised for doing business with companies in Asia, where workers rights are abused. It follows an investigation by Finnwatch, a...

Finland criticises Russia on 5th anniversary of Crimea invasion

The Finnish Ministry of Foreign Affairs has issued a strongly-worded rebuke of Russia, reaffirming support for sanctions and criticising the country's human rights record. The...

Pirita Näkkäläjärvi column: Landmark decisions bring new hope for the Sámi

The timing couldn’t have been more perfect. Just a couple of days before the Sámi National Day 2019 and in the run-up to Sámi Parliament elections in the autumn, the United...

Footballer refuses Qatar trip over human rights concerns

A Finnish footballer has refused an invitation to join the national team on a winter trip to Qatar, citing ethical reasons for his decision. Riku...

Finnish-Turkish journalist has ‘terror’ conviction quashed

A Finnish-Turkish journalist who was sentenced to more than two years in prison over an article she wrote has had her conviction thrown out...

Palace Stunt Shines A Light On Human Rights Abuses

A group of daring international protesters have punk'd the Presidential Palace in Helsinki just hours before Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin are due to...

Pride And Prejudice In Finland

Pride week starts today in cities across Finland, with the biggest celebrations taking place in the nation's capital. "The theme this year is 'Voice'" explains Senni...

World Refugee Day: Finnish Experts Caring For Torture Victims

In the past few years tens of thousands of migrants have arrived in Finland. The majority were asylum seekers who fled conflicts in the Middle...

Timo Soni’s Abortion Comments ‘Are Not Government Policy’: Ministers

Two Finnish government ministers have been forced to clarify that controversial comments by Foreign Minister Timo Soini (Blue) are not official government policy. On Sunday, Soini...