The Non-Discrimination Ombudsman
The Non-Discrimination Ombudsman is an autonomous and independent authority. The task of the Ombudsman is to promote equality and to prevent discrimination. The Ombudsman also supervises removal from the country and is the National Rapporteur on Trafficking in Human Beings. The Ombudsman further works towards improving the rights and status of foreign nationals.
The purpose of promoting equality is to prevent discrimination, ensure the de facto equality of all people and remove inequality due to discrimination in the society.
One of the duties of the Non-Discrimination Ombudsman as an external and independent authority is to monitor the removal from the country of foreigners being deported or refused entry. The goal of monitoring removal from the country is to develop the forced-return process so that the activity is humane and respects human rights.
The Non-Discrimination Ombudsman’s office’s customer service helpline and chat are open less frequently during the summer. Between 20.6. and 12.8.2022 the…
Trafficking in human beings is a serious crime targeting individuals and, simultaneously, affecting the entirety of society. Combating human trafficking,…
The Non-Discrimination Ombudsman has conducted a study on the realisation of the principle of non-punishment of victims of human trafficking in Finland. The…