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TAGS: PHUM PGOV PREL FI
SUBJECT: UN HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL; FINLAND UNIVERSAL
PERIODIC REVIEW PARTICIPATION

REF: SECSTATE 15507

(U) PolOff confirmed the following five organizations have
participated and filed from Finland for the Universal
Periodic Review:
--Amnesty International
--VIKE Centre for Human Rights for Persons with Disabilities
--Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland
--Seksuaalinen tasavertaisuus (National Organization for
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Rights in Finland)
--Society for Threatened Peoples
The Council of Europe ECRI report has also been contributed
to the review. Since Finland is in the first cycle, the
deadline has passed. PolOff confirmed reports have been
posted to the OHCHR contributions website.
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