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Finland: “I Live under constant duress and in a state of emergency”: Inadequate social security in Finland

Index Number: EUR 20/4804/2021

The right to social security and an adequate standard of living are human rights guaranteed in international law and in the Finnish Constitution. However, as this joint report by Amnesty International Finland and the Finnish League for Human Rights shows, for a significant number of people in Finland today, these rights are not being realized. While COVID-19 has undoubtedly exacerbated social and economic hardship for many, the shortcomings of the social security system examined in this report pre-date the pandemic.

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