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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...

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...