Unit for Human Rights Policy

The Unit for Human Rights Policy is responsible for matters relating to:

  • Finland’s international human rights policy, the EU’s human rights policy and general human rights questions
  • human rights policy, equality and democracy in international and regional organisations
  • UN human rights issues, including the 3rd Committee of the UN General Assembly, the Human Rights Council and the Commission on the Status of Women
  • the Council of Europe
  • the human dimension at the OSCE
  • support for international human rights organisations, including human rights defenders and
  • the Advisory Board for International Human Rights (IONK).

Email

  • POL-40@formin.fi

Post address

Unit for Human Rights Policy
PO Box 176
00023
GOVERNMENT
FINLAND

Visiting address

Merikasarmi
Laivastokatu 22
00160
HELSINKI
FINLAND

Personnel

Tarja Kangaskorte
Director
  • +358 295 350 292
  • +358 50 401 7923
Anu-Elina Autio
Desk Officer
  • +358 50 466 6035
Ann-Mari Fröberg
Team Leader
  • +358 295 350 896
Janina Hasenson
  • +358 295 351 902
  • +358 50 448 4890
Jatta Jämsén
Desk Officer
Council of Europe, the OSCE's human dimension
  • +358 295 350 378
Aurora Lehtinen
Trainee
  • +358 295 351 090
Rauno Merisaari
Ambassador for Human Rights and Democracy
  • +358 295 350 974
Sakarias Rantala
Desk Officer
  • +358 295 350 496
Aurora Saares
Desk Officer
Human rights defenders, rights of persons with disabilities, refugee policy
  • +358 295 350 389
Katariina Salo
Project Assistant
  • +358 295 350 475
Annamari Tornikoski
Senior Adviser, Development Policy
  • +358 29 535 0105
Suvi Tuominen
Desk Officer
  • +358 295 350 735
Aino Uutela
Trainee
  • +358 295 351 091
Katri Viinikka
Ambassador for Equality Issues
equality questions
Ambassador, Gender Equality
  • katri.Viinikka@formin.fi
  • +358 295 350 276
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E-mail addresses are in the form: forename.surname@formin.fi. Scandinavian characters are replaced by: ä=a, ö=o, å=a.