The Human Rights Council adopted today, Thursday 29 September, the outcome of the review of Finland’s human rights record as part of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) process.
Finland emphasised the Government’s actions to promote equal opportunities and prevent violence against women. Hate speech and self-determination issues, among others, were mentioned as key human rights challenges in Finland.
This was the third time Finland’s human rights record has been reviewed, and it received 153 recommendations from other UN Member States. The Finnish Government accepted 120 recommendations in full and 6 in part, and noted the remaining 27 recommendations.
Finland is committed to submitting to the UN in 2019 a voluntary mid-term report on the implementation of the recommendations. The human rights records of all UN Member States will be reviewed every 4–5 years.Finland’s response to the UN regarding the recommendations received and the report of the UPR-working group can be found on the OHCRS’s website.