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The Non-Discrimination Ombudsman has many tasks. The common nominators for the different tasks are monitoring and promoting fundamental and human rights.

The Ombudsman

The Non-Discrimination Ombudsman is an autonomous and independent authority. Kristina Stenman acts as the Non-Discrimination Ombudsman. 

Promoting equality and tackling discrimination

The Non-Discrimination Ombudsman promotes equality and prevents and tackles discrimination. 

National Rapporteur on Trafficking in Human Beings

The Non-Discrimination Ombudsman is the National Rapporteur on Trafficking in Human Beings. The task of the Rapporteur is to examine the work to combat human trafficking in Finland as an independent body. 

Monitoring removal from the country

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.

Promoting the rights of foreign nationals

The task of the Non-Discrimination Ombudsman includes promoting the status and rights of foreign nationals. The Non-Discrimination Ombudsman also plays a special role according to the Finnish Aliens Act in complementing the legal protection of foreign nationals and monitoring the implementation of their rights.