A study conducted by Oxford Research was published in an even hosted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland. It found that four global trends of change mean new challenges to the international human rights system. At the same time, state actors are increasingly emphasising sovereignty over the rule-based international system and non-state actors like cities, corporations and civil society organisations play a bigger role in realising human rights. The rise of populism and eroding rule of law in many places raise the need to update the human rights policies of Finland. The study was conducted as a part of the Finnish Government’s assessment, analysis and research activities and available in English at government’s web site.

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