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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 individuals 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 nimiä
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
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