Human rights commissioner Nils Muižnieks, is worried by job discrimination faced by by Roma, Russian-speakers and young Somalis in Finland.
In his report on the country published today, Muižnieks states that these communities “face considerable obstacles in many fields of life, including employment.”
The commissioner welcomes the country’s new National Action Plan on Fundamental and Human Rights but urges the authorities to “improve coordination in their responses to violence against women and extend the network of emergency shelters.”
He also wants Finland to recognise Sámi rights to land and to reindeer herding in the traditional manner and to ratify the International Labour Organization Convention No. 169 concerning indigenous peoples.
Council of Europe’s Anti-Racism Commission publishes guidelines to combat discrimination in employment