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Torture by Police, Forced Disappearance

& Other Ill Treatment

In the early years of the 21st Century                                                                            gvnet.com/torture/Finland.htm

Republic of Finland

Although Finland has been one of the best performing economies within the EU in recent years and its banks and financial markets have avoided the worst of global financial crisis, the world slowdown has hit export growth and domestic demand and will serve as a brake on economic growth in 2009 and 2010. The slowdown of construction, other investment, and exports will cause unemployment to rise. During 2009, unemployment will climb to over 8% of the labor force. Long-term challenges include the need to address a rapidly aging population and decreasing productivity that threaten competitiveness, fiscal sustainability, and economic growth.  [The World Factbook, U.S.C.I.A. 2009]

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Conclusions and recommendations of the Committee against Torture

U.N. Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment  -- Doc. CAT/C/FIN/CO/5-6 (2011)

www1.umn.edu/humanrts/cat/observations/finland2011.html

[accessed 27 February 2013]

7. The Committee is concerned that the Criminal Code contains a statute of limitations for the crime of torture (art. 4).

The Committee recommends that the State party ensure that acts of torture are not subject to any statute of limitations.

Fundamental legal safeguards

8. The Committee is concerned that fundamental legal safeguards were not always ensured for persons deprived of their liberty– in particular for those having committed “minor offences”, including juveniles – from the very outset of their detention, such as meeting with a lawyer, preferably of their choice, notifying their next of kin even in case of short stays in police custody and being examined by an independent doctor, preferably of their own choice, within the detention premises (arts. 2 and 16).

The Committee recommends that the State party ensure that all persons deprived of liberty are provided with fundamental legal safeguards from the very outset of detention, such as access to a lawyer, preferably of their choice, notifying their family of their detention and being examined by an independent doctor, preferably of their choice.

9. The Committee is concerned that interrogations of persons who have been arrested and detained and the investigations of persons before trial are not systematically subject to audio- or video-recording (arts. 2 and 16).

The Committee recommends that the State party allocate the funds required to equip places where persons are interrogated and where pretrial investigations occur, and in particular police stations, with the necessary audio- and video-recording equipment.

Human Rights Reports » 2005 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices

U.S. Dept of State Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, March 8, 2006

www.state.gov/g/drl/rls/hrrpt/2005/61647.htm

[accessed 28 January 2013]

TORTURE AND OTHER CRUEL, INHUMAN, OR DEGRADING TREATMENT OR PUNISHMENT – The law prohibits such practices, and there were no reports that government officials employed them.

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