Finland Finland


ECRI Report, ECRI Conclusions on the implementation of the recommendations in respect of FINLAND subject to interim follow-up, Adopted on 17 March 2016

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Type of publication


Geographical coverage


Area/location of interest

Not applicable - national level

Type of Institution

Monitoring body


ECRI | European Commission against Racism and Intolerance | Council of Europe

Main Thematic Focus

Racism & xenophobia Discrimination Ethnic profiling

Target Population

Muslims Migrants Ethnic minorities People with migrant background Refugees & asylum seekers

Key findings

ECRI notes that several steps have been taken to ensure monitoring of racist acts. The police has issued
instructions for the classification of hate crime incidents to improve relevant statistics on this matter. Police officers have also participated in training events of the EU Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA) and the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) on monitoring hate crime. In addition, the Police University
College conducts an annual study on alleged hate crime incidents that have been brought to the attention of the police. Furthermore, the Office of the Prosecutor General organises trainings for prosecutors
on racist criminal offences and has also set up a working group for this topic.

Methodology (Qualitative/Quantitative and exact type used, questionnaires etc)

The working methods for the preparation of the reports involve documentary analyses, a visit to the country concerned, and then a confidential dialogue with the national authorities.

Sample details and representativeness

ECRI’s reports are analyses based on a great deal of information gathered from a wide variety of sources.

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