Press releases

Pupils have the right to receive special needs education regardless of the place of education or the teaching group
There are many reasons for the duration of pre-trial investigations but only few ways to improve them
Legal issues with police body camera procedures 
Upcoming change in the division of duties between the supreme overseers of legality 
A reprimand from the Ombudsman to the National Police Board 
The Parliamentary Ombudsman’s 2021 Annual Report presented to the Speaker of Parliament
FinnHems Oy’s medical helicopter operations should be regulated by law 
Delays in passport and identity card applications may compromise the realisation of fundamental rights
Children’s right to early childhood education and care must be safeguarded equally 
Jari Råman appointed Secretary General of the Office of the Parliamentary Ombudsman
Underaged prisoners and their possibilities of attending school and studying
The Human Rights Centre and the Finnish National Human Rights Institution 10 years – work for fundamental and human rights and the rule of law more important than ever
Parliamentary Ombudsman receives again record number of complaints
Getting an appointment with the child welfare supervisor took too long: Deputy-Ombudsman issued a reprimand and proposed recompense
Deputy-Ombudsman Sakslin: shortcomings in treating pain patients
Older people living at home do not always receive the services they need from municipalities
Backlog in processing sickness allowance matters in Kela
Petri Jääskeläinen continues as Ombudsman
Self-assessment tool for operators providing special care for persons with intellectual disabilities
Long processing times in the Tax Administration in claims for a revised decision concerning income taxation of individual customer
Mikko Sarja continues as substitute for Deputy-Ombudsman
The Parliamentary Ombudsman’s 2020 Annual Report presented to the Speaker of Parliament
Universities did not act unlawfully when changing student admission criteria in spring 2020
Wheelchair-accessible voting is becoming more common
Police activities in the Black Lives Matter demonstration
Insurance claim investigations should be regulated by law
Deputy Ombudsman Pölönen: Senate Properties’ position as a state monopoly lessor is not based on law
Services for the elderly inspected by Deputy-Ombudsman Sakslin during the coronavirus pandemic
Parliamentary Ombudsman receives record number of complaints in 2020
Matti Marttunen nominated as Secretary General of the Office of the Parliamentary Ombudsman
National Police Board interpreted assembly restrictions too broadly
Deputy-Ombudsman Sakslin gave decisions on child protection
Finnish Border Guard procedures in restrictions of cross-border traffic
Act on the Openness of Government Activities should be reformed
The Parliamentary Ombudsman will not investigate the actions of the police in the Elokapina demonstration
Shortcomings endangering pupils’ legal protection in municipal decision-making
Names of Government projects must be given in national languages
Criminal proceedings of offences against children should be prescribed urgent in law
Freedom of religion at school
Non-discrimination must be ensured for persons with disabilities when arranging matriculation examinations
Detective Sergeant reprimanded over several irregularities
Numerous complaints about police activities in the Black Lives Matter demonstration
The Finnish Transport Infrastructure Agency has stopped using the parallel name ‘Väylä’, which was criticised by the Parliamentary Ombudsman
The preventive powers of the police should be assessed
The Parliamentary Ombudsman’s 2019 Annual Report presented to the Speaker of Parliament
The state of emergency and education
Legal problems related to the overseight of restrictions on mobility and gatherings
Deputy-Ombudsman concerned by the lack of guidelines for and supervision of elderly care
Parliamentary Ombudsman receives a large number of complaints related to the state of emergency
The Parliamentary Ombudsman has nominated a new Human Rights Delegation
Restrictions to the customer service provided by the Office of the Parliamentary Ombudsman in order to prevent the spread of the coronavirus
Greater effort on preventing and monitoring deaths in police custody
Celebrating 100 years of the Parliamentary Ombudsman
The rights and status of the victims of human trafficking to be strengthened through legal amendments
Record number of complaints to the Parliamentary Ombudsman in 2019
‘A status’ has again been awarded to the Finnish National Human Rights Institution
The Deputy-Ombudsman is investigating Senate Properties’ monopoly position as the lessor to the Finnish government
Sirpa Rautio to continue as Director of the Human Rights Centre
Ombudsman criticises the Ministry of Transport and Communications’ administrative branch names
No-Harm Center given names in Finland’s national languages
National languages are not treated equally on the new badges of security authorities
Forbidding smoking in cells at Helsinki Prison
The wide range of practices used by municipalities jeopardises the free nature of basic education
Several investigated complaints about children who have been taken into care led to measures
Pre-trial investigations concerning children to be conducted without delay
A municipality violated a teacher’s freedom of speech
The Deputy-Ombudsman to investigate shortcomings in the Sakari system
Several decisions by Deputy-Ombudsman Sakslin on employee vaccinations