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Finland: changes to the procedure for gender recognition are long overdue. Human Rights Council adopts Universal Periodic Review outcome on Finland

, Index number: EUR 20/7171/2017

Amnesty International deeply regrets Finland’s rejection of seven of the eight recommendations relating to changing its inhumane legal gender recognition procedure. The only explanation given is that, while a working group has evaluated the legislation and proposed many changes, the government has “not agreed on presenting the issue to the parliament”.

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