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National Rapporteur on Trafficking in Human Beings

The Non-Discrimination Ombudsman is the National Rapporteur on Trafficking in Human Beings and as such is one of Finland’s foremost experts in human trafficking. The Rapporteur monitors action against human trafficking in Finland, human trafficking at large, compliance with international obligations and the effectiveness of national legislation.

The Rapporteur issues suggestions, recommendations, statements and advice and follows the realisation of the rights of victims. The Rapporteur may also provide legal counselling and, in exceptional cases, assist victims in court cases. The National Rapporteur on Trafficking in Human Beings submits an annual report to the Government and an extensive report with recommendations to Parliament every four years.

In her capacity as National Rapporteur on Trafficking in Human Beings, the Non-Discrimination Ombudsman has the right (confidentiality provisions notwithstanding) to receive information from the authorities, from providers of services and support for victims of human trafficking and from bodies that receive government assistance for action against human trafficking.

Senior Officer Venla Roth manages human trafficking affairs. Contact may be made by phoning 0295 666 807 or by e-mailing to ihmiskauppa.yvv(at)oikeus.fi.

In urgent cases, please contact the customer service of the Non-Discrimination Ombudsman by phone at 0295 666 817 (weekdays 10.00 to 12.00).