Who we are

Human rights belong to all human beings. Human rights work is based on the UN Declaration of Human Rights, according to which all human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. The implementation of these rights is protected through several international human rights conventions.

In Finland, the implementation of human rights is promoted, followed and studied by a large number of actors. The Human Rights Centre is an autonomous and independent expert institution whose task is to promote the implementation of fundamental and human rights and increase cooperation and exchange of information between various actors. Its work consists of acquiring, compiling and distributing information, building cooperation, taking initiatives and participating in international cooperation.

The Human Rights Centre has a 40-member Human Rights Delegation. The Human Rights Centre is administratively connected to the Office of the Parliamentary Ombudsman.