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.
Hate speech refers to all forms of expression which spread, incite, promote or justify ethnic hatred, xenophobia, antisemitism or other forms of hatred based on intolerance. This means that hate speech is communication that incites hatred against one person or a group of people. Hate speech often severely violates the human dignity of another person.
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 Office of the Non-Discrimination Ombudsman continues its functions normally during the coronavirus situation
The Office of the Non-Discrimination Ombudsman continues its functions normally during the emergency conditions due to the COVID-19 situation. The…
Venla Roth's speech at the 2017 Colloquium on Fundamental Rights. Brussels, Belgium 20 and 21 November 2017
Trial for disbanding the Pohjoismainen vastarintaliike (PVL), Nordic resistance movement starts today
Speech at the Soft security and Migration in the Baltic Sea Region -seminar
The Non-Discrimination Ombudsman monitors removals from the country
Harassment of authorities as a silencing mechanism
The Non-Discrimination Ombudsman released today a report on discrimination experienced by people of African descent. The online questionnaire produced for the…
Defending the rights of minorities in communication should not be the responsibility of individuals
Did you know that discrimination related to the use of artificial intelligence and algorithms is supervised by the Non-Discrimination Ombudsman?
Finland’s alien passport practice is a structure which causes deep human suffering
No person may be held in detention without legislative prerequisites, even in emergency conditions
Discrimination in online advertisements
The Non-Discrimination Ombudsman receives regularly complaints about discriminatory or racist advertisements in various advertising services. The most recent…