Finland
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Overview

Changes to asylum procedures further restricted asylum-seekers’ rights. The European Court of Human Rights found Finland to have violated the principle of non-refoulement (which prohibits states from returning individuals to a country where there is a real risk of persecution) in the case of an Iraqi asylum-seeker. Support services for women who experienced domestic violence remained inadequate. Legislation on legal gender recognition violated transgender people’s rights.

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Death penalty status

Abolitionist for all crimes

Does not use the death penalty

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