Human Rights Centre

The Human Rights Centre is tasked with

  • promoting information, education, training and research associated with fundamental and human rights
  • drafting reports on implementation of fundamental and human rights
  • presenting initiatives and issuing statements in order to promote and implement fundamental and human rights
  • participating in European and international cooperation associated with promoting and safeguarding fundamental and human rights
  • taking care of other comparable tasks associated with promoting and implementing fundamental and human rights

Since 2016 the National Human Rights Institution of Finland (jointly the The Human Rights Centre, the Human Rights Delegation and the Parliamentary Ombudsman) has been assigned by law as the independent mechanism under Article 33 of the UNCRPD to promote, protect and monitor the implementation of that Convention.

The Centre does not handle complaints or deal with other individual cases that belong to the remits of the supreme overseers of legality.


The Human Rights Centre was created under legislation (the Parliamentary Ombudsman Act 197/2002, amendment 20.5.2011/535), which entered into force on 1.1.2012. It is functionally autonomous and independent, but administratively part of the Office of the Parliamentary Ombudsman.

For additional information on Human Rights Centre and its Human Rights Delegation

Contact information

Human Rights Centre
Arkadiankatu 3
FI-00102 Helsinki

+ 358 (0)9 4321 (Parliament's exchange)

info (at)