1.General Information and Maps

1.1

Title: Finland

Source: United States. Central Intelligence Agency.

Date of Document: 2012

URL: http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/cia12/finland_sm_2012.gif

Accessed Date: 21 May 2013

Keywords: map

1.2

Title: Finlande. L’Encyclopédie en ligne.

Source: Larousse

URL: http://www.larousse.fr/encyclopedie/cartes/Finlande/1306060

Accessed Date: 26 May 2017

1.3

Title: Finland. The World Factbook.

Source: United States. Central Intelligence Agency.

Date of Document: 27 April 2017

URL: https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/fi.html

Accessed Date: 26 May 2017

  1. Human Rights

2.1

Title: Finland. Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2016.

Source: United States. Department of State.

Date of Document: 3 March 2017

URL:http://www.state.gov/j/drl/rls/hrrpt/humanrightsreport/index.htm?year=2016&dlid=265418

Accessed Date: 7 March 2017

2.2

Title: Finland. Amnesty International Annual Report 2016/17: The State of the World’s Human Rights.

Source: Amnesty International

Date of Document: 2017

URL: https://www.amnesty.org/en/countries/europe-and-central-asia/finland/report-finland/

Accessed Date: 10 April 2017

2.3

Title: Finland. Freedom in the World 2016.

Source: Freedom House

Date of Document: 2016

URL: https://freedomhouse.org/report/freedom-world/2016/finland

Accessed Date: 10 April 2017

2.4

Title: Draft report of the Working Group on the Universal Periodic Review: Finland

Code: A/HRC/WG.6/27/L.6

Source: United Nations. Human Rights Council.

Date of Document: 5 May 2017

URL: https://www.upr-info.org/sites/default/files/document/finland/session_27_-_may_2017/a_hrc_wg.6_27_l.6.pdf

Accessed Date: 26 May 2017

2.5

Title: Finland. National report submitted in accordance with paragraph 5 of the annex to Human Rights Council resolution 16/21.

Code: A/HRC/WG.6/27/FIN/1

Source: United Nations. General Assembly.

Date of Document: 16 February 2017

URL: http://undocs.org/A/HRC/WG.6/27/FIN/1

Accessed Date: 26 May 2017

2.6

Title: Finland: Insufficient Protection of Human Rights: Amnesty International Submission for the UN Universal Periodic Review, 27th Session of the UPR Working Group, May 2017

Code: EUR 20/5354/2016

Source: Amnesty International

Date of Document: 1 September 2016

URL: https://www.amnesty.org/en/documents/eur20/5354/2016/en/

Accessed Date: 10 April 2017

2.7

Title: Finland – Country report. Non-discrimination.

Source: European Commission. Directorate-General for Justice and Consumers.

Date of Document: 12 October 2016

Author: Rainer Hiltunen

URL: http://ec.europa.eu/justice/discrimination/files/ad_2015_country_reports/2016-fi-country_report_nd_final_en.pdf

Accessed Date: 10 April 2017

3.Identification Documents and Citizenship

3.1

Title: Finland’s Nationality Act: Fact Sheet

Source: Finland. Finnish Immigration Service.

Date of Document: December 2013

URL:http://www.migri.fi/download/16429_Suomen_kansalaisuus_eng.pdf

Accessed Date: 26 May 2014

Keywords: children; citizenship; ethnic and national groups; identity documents; legislation; marriage; nationality

4.Political Activities and Organizations – (No items in this section)

  1. Gender, Domestic Violence and Children

5.1

Title: Finland: Submission to the United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

Source: Amnesty International

Date of Document: 30 September 2014

URL: https://www.amnesty.org/en/documents/eur20/002/2014/en/

Accessed Date: 13 April 2016

Keywords: gender-based violence; legislation; sexual violence

5.2

Title: Finland. Social Institutions and Gender Index 2014.

Source: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

URL: http://www.genderindex.org/country/finland

Accessed Date: 13 April 2016

Keywords: domestic violence; legislation

5.3

Title: Finland – Country report. Gender equality: How are EU rules transposed into national law?

Source: European Commission. Directorate-General for Justice and Consumers.

Date of Document: 2016

Author: Kevät Nousiainen

URL: http://ec.europa.eu/justice/gender-equality/files/ge_country_reports_d1/2016-fi-country_report-ge_final.pdf

Accessed Date:

10 April 2017

6.Sexual Minorities

6.1

Title: Finland to Allow Same-Sex Marriage

Source: Human Rights Watch

Date of Document: 21 February 2017

URL: https://www.hrw.org/news/2017/02/21/finland-allow-same-sex-marriage

Accessed Date: 10 April 2017

6.2

Title: The Cruel, Inhuman and Degrading Treatment of Trans and Intersex People in Finland: Submission to the UN Committee Against Torture 59th Session.

Source: Seta; Trasek

Date of Document: November 2016

URL: http://seta.fi/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/Trans-and-Intersex-report-Finland-CAT-Nov2016.pdf

Accessed Date: 10 April 2017

6.3

Title: Finland. Annual Review of the Human Rights Situation of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex People in Europe. 6th Edition.

Source: International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association. ILGA-Europe.

Date of Document: May 2017

Page Numbers: 89-92

URL:http://www.ilga-europe.org/sites/default/files/Attachments/annual_review_2017_online.pdf

Accessed Date: 26 May 2017

  1. Criminality and Corruption

7.1

Title: Finland (Tier 1). Trafficking in Persons Report 2016.

Source: United States. Department of State.

Date of Document: June 2016

URL:https://www.state.gov/j/tip/rls/tiprpt/countries/2016/258767.htm

Accessed Date: 10 April 2017

7.2

Title: Finland. 2017 OSAC Crime and Safety Report.

Source: United States. Department of State.

Date of Document: 3 February 2017

URL:https://www.osac.gov/pages/ContentReportDetails.aspx?cid=21197

Accessed Date: 26 May 2017

8.Military Service – (No items in this section)

  1. Judiciary, Legal and Penal Systems

9.1

Title: Finland. WJP Rule of Law Index 2016.

Source:World Justice Project

Date of Document: 2016

URL: http://data.worldjusticeproject.org/#/groups/FIN

Accessed Date: 30 May 2017

9.2

Title: Concluding observations on the seventh periodic report of Finland

Code: CAT/C/FIN/CO/7

Source: United Nations. Committee Against Torture.

Date of Document: 20 January 2017

URL:http://tbinternet.ohchr.org/_layouts/treatybodyexternal/Download.aspx?symbolno=CAT/C/FIN/CO/7&Lang=En

Accessed Date: 10 April 2017

9.3

Title: Finland: Submission to the United Nations Committee Against Torture

Code: EUR 20/4994/2016

Source: Amnesty International

Date of Document: 19 October 2016

URL: https://www.amnesty.org/en/documents/eur20/4994/2016/en/

Accessed Date: 10 April 2017

  1. Police and Security Forces – (No items in this section)
  2. Media Freedoms

11.1

Title: Finland. Freedom of the Press 2016.

Source: Freedom House

Date of Document: 2016

URL:https://freedomhouse.org/report/freedom-press/2016/finland

Accessed Date: 10 April 2017

12.Religion

12.1

Title: Finland. International Religious Freedom Report for 2015.

Source: United States. Department of State.

Date of Document: 10 August 2016

URL:http://www.state.gov/j/drl/rls/irf/religiousfreedom/index.htm?year=2015&dlid=256187

Accessed Date: 10 April 2017

12.2

Title: Islamophobia in Finland: National Report 2016. European Islamophobia Report 2016.

Source: SETA

Date of Document: 2017

Page Numbers: 11-28

Author: Linda Hyökki, Karin Creutz

Editor: Enes Bayrakli, Farid Hafez

URL:http://www.islamophobiaeurope.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/FINLAND.pdf

Accessed Date: 26 May 2017

  1. Nationality, Ethnicity and Race

13.1

Title: Fourth Opinion on Finland

Code: ACFC/OP/IV(2016)002

Source: Council of Europe. Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities.

Date of Document: 6 October 2016

URL:https://rm.coe.int/CoERMPublicCommonSearchServices/DisplayDCTMContent?documentId=09000016806ae11a

Accessed Date: 10 April 2017

13.2

Title: Comments of the Government of Finland on the Fourth Opinion of the Advisory Committee on the implementation of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities by Finland

Code: GVT/COM/IV(2016)005

Source: Finland

Date of Document: 6 October 2016

URL:https://rm.coe.int/CoERMPublicCommonSearchServices/DisplayDCTMContent?documentId=09000016806ae117

Accessed Date: 10 April 2017

  1. Exit/Entry and Freedom of Movement

14.1

Title: European Union: Application of the Protocol on Asylum for Nationals of Member States of the European Union (2013-June 2015)

Code: ZZZ105193.E

Source: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada

Date of Document: 9 July 2015

URL: http://www.irb.gc.ca/Eng/ResRec/RirRdi/Pages/index.aspx?doc=456003&pls=1

Accessed Date: 31 July 2015

Keywords: citizenship; freedom of movement; identity documents; legislation; political activities; statistics

14.2

Title: European Union: Freedom of movement, residency and social security regulations for European Union (EU) nationals who move to other EU countries; the situation of Czech, Hungarian, and Slovak nationals who move to other EU countries, including…

Code: ZZZ105194.E

Source: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada

Date of Document: 16 July 2015

URL: http://www.irb.gc.ca/Eng/ResRec/RirRdi/Pages/index.aspx?doc=456015&pls=1

Accessed Date: 31 July 2015

Keywords: citizenship; freedom of movement; identity documents; legislation; political activities; statistics

  1. Labour, Employment and Unions – (No items in this section)
  2. Other – (No items in this section)The following changes have been made to the previous package dated 31 March 2017:

    Updated

    1.3

    Title: Finland. The World Factbook.

    Source: United States. Central Intelligence Agency.

    Date of Document: 17 May 2016

    URL: https://www.cia.gov/l ibrary/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/fi.html

    Accessed Date: 24 May 2016

    Keywords: country overview; map

    2.2

    Title: Finland. Amnesty International Annual Report 2015/16: The State of the World’s Human Rights.

    Source: Amnesty International

    Date of Document: 2016

    URL: https://www.amnesty.org/en/countries/europe-and-central-asia/finland/report-finland/

    Accessed Date: 13 April 2016

    Keywords: children; gender-based violence; legislation; military service; sexual minorities; sexual violence; statistics

    2.3

    Title: Finland. Freedom in the World 2015.

    Source: Freedom House

    Date of Document: 2015

    URL: https://freedomhouse.org/report/freedom-world/2015/finland

    Accessed Date: 13 April 2016

    Keywords: corruption; election; freedom of expression; indigenous groups; labour; legislation; minorities; political activities; political opposition; political organizations; religion; statistics

    2.5

    Title: Universal Periodic Review – A mid-term report on the implementation of the recommendations by the Government of Finland

    Source: Finland

    Date of Document: 18 June 2014

    URL:http://lib.ohchr.org/HRBodies/UPR/Documents/Session13/FI/FinlandImplementation2.pdf

    Accessed Date: 13 April 2016

    Keywords: children; domestic violence; gender-based violence; legislation; sexual violence

    7.1

    Title: Finland (Tier 1). Trafficking in Persons Report 2015.

    Source: United States. Department of State.

    Date of Document: July 2015

    URL: http://www.state.gov/j/tip/rls/tiprpt/countries/2015/243438.htm

    Accessed Date: 13 April 2016

    Keywords: labour; legal system; legislation; penal system; sexual violence; trafficking in persons

    9.1

    Title: Finland. WJP Rule of Law Index 2015.

    Source: World Justice Project

    Date of Document: 2015

    Page Numbers: 89

    URL: http://worldjusticeproject.org/sites/default/files/roli_2015_0.pdf

    Accessed Date: 13 April 2016

    Keywords: freedom of expression; legal system; penal system; religion

    12.1

    Title: Finland. International Religious Freedom Report for 2014.

    Source: United States. Department of State.

    Date of Document: 14 October 2015

    URL:http://www.state.gov/j/drl/rls/irf/religiousfreedom/index.htm?year=2014&dlid=238378

    Accessed Date: 13 April 2016

    Removed

    2.4

    Title: Report of the Working Group on the Universal Periodic Review: Finland

    Code: A/HRC/21/8

    Source: United Nations. Human Rights Council.

    Date of Document: 5 July 2012

    URL: http://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/UPR/Pages/FISession13.aspx

    Accessed Date: 13 April 2016

    Keywords: children; domestic violence; gender-based violence; legislation; sexual violence

    2.6

    Title: Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. Concluding observations on the sixth periodic report of Finland.

    Code: E/C.12/FIN/CO/6

    Source: United Nations. Economic and Social Council

    Date of Document: 17 December 2014

    URL:http://tbinternet.ohchr.org/_layouts/treatybodyexternal/Download.aspx?symbolno=E%2fC.12%2fFIN%2fCO%2f6&Lang=en

    Accessed Date: 13 April 2016

    Keywords: children; domestic violence; ethnic and national groups; gender equality; gender-based violence; indigenous groups; labour; legislation; sexual violence

    5.3

    Title: Finland. Wave Report 2014. Specialized Women’s Support Services and New Tools for Combatting Gender-Based Violence in Europe.

    Source: Women Against Violence Europe

    Date of Document: 2015

    Page Numbers: 60

    Author: Kelly Blank et al.

    URL: http://fileserver.wave-network.org/researchreports/COUNTRY_REPORT_2014.pdf

    Accessed Date: 13 April 2016

    Keywords: children; domestic violence; gender-based violence; legislation; sexual violence

    Added

    2.4

    Title: Draft report of the Working Group on the Universal Periodic Review: Finland

    Code: A/HRC/WG.6/27/L.6

    Source: United Nations. Human Rights Council.

    Date of Document: 5 May 2017

    URL: https://www.upr-info.org/sites/default/files/document/finland/session_27_-_may_2017/a_hrc_wg.6_27_l.6.pdf

    Accessed Date: 26 May 2017

    2.5

    Title: Finland. National report submitted in accordance with paragraph 5 of the annex to Human Rights Council resolution 16/21.

    Code: A/HRC/WG.6/27/FIN/1

    Source: United Nations. General Assembly.

    Date of Document: 16 February 2017

    URL:http://undocs.org/A/HRC/WG.6/27/FIN/1

    Accessed Date: 26 May 2017

    2.6

    Title: Finland: Insufficient Protection of Human Rights: Amnesty International Submission for the UN Universal Periodic Review, 27th Session of the UPR Working Group, May 2017

    Code: EUR 20/5354/2016

    Source: Amnesty International

    Date of Document: 1 September 2016

    URL: https://www.amnesty.org/en/documents/eur20/5354/2016/en/

    Accessed Date: 10 April 2017

    2.7

    Title: Finland – Country report. Non-discrimination.

    Source: European Commission. Directorate-General for Justice and Consumers.

    Date of Document: 12 October 2016

    Author: Rainer Hiltunen

    URL: http://ec.europa.eu/justice/discrimination/files/ad_2015_country_reports/2016-fi-country_report_nd_final_en.pdf

    Accessed Date: 10 April 2017

    5.3

    Title: Finland – Country report. Gender equality: How are EU rules transposed into national law?

    Source: European Commission. Directorate-General for Justice and Consumers.

    Date of Document: 2016

    Author: Kevät Nousiainen

    URL: http://ec.europa.eu/justice/gender-equality/files/ge_country_reports_d1/2016-fi-country_report-ge_final.pdf

    Accessed Date: 10 April 2017

    6.1

    Title: Finland to Allow Same-Sex Marriage

    Source: Human Rights Watch

    Date of Document: 21 February 2017

    URL: https://www.hrw.org/news/2017/02/21/finland-allow-same-sex-marriage

    Accessed Date: 10 April 2017

    6.2

    Title: The Cruel, Inhuman and Degrading Treatment of Trans and Intersex People in Finland: Submission to the UN Committee Against Torture 59th Session.

    Source: Seta; Trasek

    Date of Document: November 2016

    URL: http://seta.fi/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/Trans-and-Intersex-report-Finland-CAT-Nov2016.pdf

    Accessed Date: 10 April 2017

    6.3

    Title: Finland. Annual Review of the Human Rights Situation of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex People in Europe. 6th Edition.

    Source: International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association. ILGA-Europe.

    Date of Document: May 2017

    Page Numbers: 89-92

    URL: http://www.ilgaeurope.org/sites/default/files/Attachments/annual_review_2017_online.pdf

    Accessed Date: 26 May 2017

    7.2

    Title: Finland. 2017 OSAC Crime and Safety Report.

    Source: United States. Department of State.

    Date of Document: 3 February 2017

    URL: https://www.osac.gov/pages/ContentReportDetails.aspx?cid=21197

    Accessed Date: 26 May 2017

    9.2

    Title: Concluding observations on the seventh periodic report of Finland

    Code: CAT/C/FIN/CO/7

    Source: United Nations. Committee Against Torture.

    Date of Document: 20 January 2017

    URL:http://tbinternet.ohchr.org/_layouts/treatybodyexternal/Download.aspx?symbolno=CAT/C/FIN/CO/7&Lang=En

    Accessed Date: 10 April 2017

    9.3

    Title: Finland: Submission to the United Nations Committee Against Torture

    Code: EUR 20/4994/2016

    Source: Amnesty International

    Date of Document: 19 October 2016

    URL: https://www.amnesty.org/en/documents/eur20/4994/2016/en/

    Accessed Date: 10 April 2017

    11.1

    Title: Finland. Freedom of the Press 2016.

    Source: Freedom House

    Date of Document: 2016

    URL: https://freedomhouse.org/report/freedom-press/2016/finland

    Accessed Date: 10 April 2017

    12.2

    Title: Islamophobia in Finland: National Report 2016. European Islamophobia Report 2016.

    Source: SETA

    Date of Document: 2017

    Page Numbers: 11-28

    Author: Linda Hyökki, Karin Creutz

    Editor: Enes Bayrakli, Farid Hafez

    URL: http://www.islamophobiaeurope.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/FINLAND.pdf

    Accessed Date: 26 May 2017

    13.1

    Title: Fourth Opinion on Finland

    Code: ACFC/OP/IV(2016)002

    Source: Council of Europe. Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities.

    Date of Document: 6 October 2016

    URL:https://rm.coe.int/CoERMPublicCommonSearchServices/DisplayDCTMContent?documentId=09000016806ae11a

    Accessed Date:10 April 2017

    13.2

    Title: Comments of the Government of Finland on the Fourth Opinion of the Advisory Committee on the implementation of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities by Finland

    Code: GVT/COM/IV(2016)005

    Source: Finland

    Date of Document: 6 October 2016

    URL: https://rm.coe.int/CoERMPublicCommonSearchServices/DisplayDCTMContent?documentId=09000016806ae117

    Accessed Date: 10 April 2017