Seta – LGBTI Rights in Finland will participate in the UPR review of Finland’s human rights situation today at the Human Rights Council of the United Nations. Seta will raise legislative and policy demands in a statement delivered by ILGA-Europe.
Finland has accepted a recommendation by Iceland to increase efforts in the field of discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity, inter alia, by review of national legislation and administration with a view to eliminate discrimination against LGBTI people with regard to family and parental rights and the right to security and integrity of the person.
Seta welcomes this but will present demands and suggestions for concrete and effective implementation of the recommendation. Especially trans and intersex persons are at risk of discrimination and social exclusion. Full statement by Seta will be available online at the time of the debate at www.seta.fi.
Every member state of the UN undergoes the UPR human rights review every four years. This is the second time that Finland is being reviewed.
The debate will be held between 5pm and 6pm CET. Watch the live stream here.
More information: Aija Salo, Secretary General, Seta – LGBTI Rights in Finland, tel. +358 (0)50 309 8108, paasihteeri[at]seta.fi