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The Non-Discrimination Ombudsman is an autonomous and independent authority. The task of the Ombudsman is to promote equality and to prevent discrimination. The Ombudsman also supervises removal from the country and is the National Rapporteur on Trafficking in Human Beings. The Ombudsman further works towards improving the rights and status of foreign nationals. The Non-Discrimination Ombudsman has many tasks. The common nominators for the different tasks are monitoring and promoting fundamental and human rights.

The current Non-Discrimination Ombudsman is Kristina Stenman. She started in her position the 1st of August 2020. 

Expertise found at the office of the Ombudsman

In the office of the Ombudsman you will find experts in the field of discrimination and promotion of equality, especially from the perspective of the Non-Discrimination Act. The Non-Discrimination Ombudsman is also the National Rapporteur on Trafficking in Human Beings. In the office you will find the most broad expertise in the field of work against trafficking in Finland. The Non-Discrimination Ombudsman also plays a special role according to the Finnish Aliens Act in complementing the legal protection of foreign nationals. The Ombudsman has the right to access a wide range of information relating to foreign nationals. In the office of the Ombudsman you will find experts with knowledge of the Finnish Aliens Act. One of the duties of the Non-Discrimination Ombudsman as an external and independent authority is to monitor the removal from the country of foreigners being deported or refused entry.

Media service 

The Non-discrimination Ombudsman has a small media team that is happy to help the representatives of the media on work days and during office hours. 

Do you want to get our press releases? Send us an email to the address below.

Communications manager Maria Swanljung
Media phone: 0295 666 813 
e-mail: viestinta.yvv(at)