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Woman remanded in custody in Iraq ‘faked death’ case

A 23-year old woman was remanded in custody on Friday at the Western Uusimaa District Court, in connection with the case of an Iraqi...

Police probe possible forged death certificate of Iraqi man in European...

The National Bureau of Investigation says it is looking at whether a death certificate for an Iraqi man was forged, and that he might...

Yemen U-turn: Finland reverses human rights policy on military exports

Finland has issued new licenses for military exports to the United Arab Emirates, reversing a 2018 policy promise to stop sales to any country...

Migri will review 500 negative asylum decisions

The Finnish Immigration Service Migri says it will review 500 rejected asylum applications in the light of a recent European Court of Human Rights...

Finland marks International Children’s Day rights convention 30th anniversary

Today marks the International Day of the Rights of the Child, and this year is the 30th anniversary of the adoption of the Convention...

Finland sharply criticised over racism, trans rights and immigrant issues

A new Council of Europe report on the state of human rights in Finland concludes the Nordic nation falls short on a range of...

Human rights protest greets Putin’s arrival

Human rights protesters are highlighting the bleak situation in Russia, and staging a protest to coincide with the arrival of Russian President Vladimir Putin in...

Anti-trafficking experts call on Finland to do more for child victims

A group of experts at the Council of Europe is calling for Finland to do more to help victims of human trafficking, especially children,...

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...