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Finland makes a voluntary contribution of €1 250 000

Strasbourg 24 June 2021
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Finland makes a voluntary contribution of €1 250 000

The Government of Finland has made a voluntary contribution of €1 250 000 to reduce the European Court of Human Rights backlog of well-founded cases, to support the Council of Europe Action Plan for Ukraine 2018-2022, the Council of Europe Strategic Action Plan for Roma and Traveller Inclusion 2020-2025, the prevention of violence against women, human rights and equality for LGBTI persons, as well as to assess the implementation of Recommendation CM/Rec(2007) 14 on the legal status of NGOs.

Finland has also pledged €200 000 to the Human Rights Trust Fund*.

The agreements were signed on 23 June 2021 by Ambassador Nina Nordström, Permanent Representative of Finland to the Council of Europe, and Mr Bjørn Berge, Deputy Secretary General.

 

*The Human Rights Trust Fund (HRTF) brings together seven contributors: Finland, Germany, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.