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.
Discrimination takes place in different areas of life and in many ways. Discrimination can take place for example in private services, health care, school, renting an apartment or in employment.
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 Kristina Stenman's speech in an online seminar "Free, accessible and safe internet for all"
Many thanks to the Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Finnish Internet Forum for convening this meeting to launch Finland´s Presidency in the Freedom Online…
PROJECT: Vulnerability in the preparation and enforcement of removal from the country
The Office of the Non-Discrimination Ombudsman continues its functions normally during the coronavirus situation
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
When school transport decisions cannot be made on the Basic Education Act alone
One of the goals of the Basic Education Act is to ensure that every student has an equal opportunity to participate in education and develop themselves.…
Harassment of authorities as a silencing mechanism
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
Discrimination in online advertisements
The Non-Discrimination Ombudsman receives regularly complaints about discriminatory or racist advertisements in various advertising services. The most recent…