Press releases

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
More resources must be used in prevention of deaths in custody
Serious deficiencies in accessibility - polling stations were not accessible for wheelchairs
Deputy-Ombudsman to investigate discriminatory service housing charges
Rights of placed children restricted without legal basis
The reassessment of the stauts of the national human rights institution of Finland has begun
Jari Pirjola elected as a member of CTP
Numerous problems in decision-making related to restrictive measures
The regulations of the University of Tampere are not unlawful
Carrying out public administrative tasks in Business Finland
Head teacher’s freedom of speech violated by a city official
Parliamentary Ombudsman and Human Rights Centre to continue enhancing the enforcement of the rights of elderly people
Ombudsman received over 5,500 complaints in 2018
Human dignity of disabled person violated in a psychiatric ward
National Bureau of Investigation criticised for statement
An excessive workload among social workers is jeopardising the supervision of substitute care and the realisation of the rights of children outside the home
Deputy Ombudsman Pölönen criticises the procedures of municipalities in directing people to rehabilitative work activities
Cage beds must be abandoned in care of disabled people
Breach of EU law in the sending of a vehicle tax demand note
Parking supervisor's decision was not based on due consideration
Deputy-Ombudsman Sakslin proposes clarification of the Postal Act
The Parliamentary Ombudsman’s 2017 Annual Report presented to the Speaker of the Parliament
The Population Register Centre neglected the rights of the Sami
Repatriation of a child without a decision on a residence permit or removal from the country
Evaluating what is in the child’s interests in cases involving foreign nationals
Shortcomings in relation to access to information for relatives involved in the care of elderly persons
Deficiencies observed in the processing of visitor data by Parliament
Backlog in processing of demands for rectification by Kela
Kela’s changed policy regarding basic social assistance has endangered the continuity of medical treatment and equal access to health services
Radon measurements of public facilities require improvement
False information provided to Parliamentary Ombudsman – prison director and assistant director committed an offence
Placement of prisoners in unfurnished cells
Hearing children about school holiday times
Deficiencies still found in securing the secrecy of the polls - Parliamentary Ombudsman carried out surprise inspections at advance polling stations
Record number of complaints received by the Finnish Parliamentary Ombudsman in 2017
Petri Jääskeläinen continues as Ombudsman
Deputy-Ombudsman Sakslin criticises Orthodox Church procedure for suspending a vicar from service
Mikko Sarja appointed as substitute for Deputy-Ombudsman
Deputy Ombudsman Maija Sakslin criticises two cities for their procedures for processing claims for damages
What type of healthcare expenses can basic social assistance be granted for?
May fee-paying music school activities be organised at a day-care centre?
Deputy-Ombudsman Sakslin criticises children's hearings at foreign missions
Faulty data system has led to erroneous payment default entries - Parliamentary Ombudsman considers the system fault is serious
Considerable improvement in the operation of Mikkeli Prison
Severe delays in Kela's telephone service
Information disconnect between authorities in remand case