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The Rule of Law and Human Rights Are Intricately Intertwined

“Nationalism, corruption, polarization and populism. Undermining of human rights, separation of powers and hasty law-making”. These are all issues that were identified as major contemporary or future threats to the rule of law in the conference “How can we protect the rule of law”, held on 5th of February 2019 in Tampere University. The conference was organized by the Public Law research group and was a part of the official programme of the Finnish Presidency of the Council of Europe. The rule of law is also important in the upcoming Finnish EU presidency that begins at the start of July 2019.

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Corporate Policies, State Institutions, and Activist Pressure: Uncovering Pathways to Remedy for Corporate Human Rights Abuses

As corporations continue to face mounting criticism from activists, local communities, and academics for the effects that their operations have had on human rights in various locales, scholarship in business and human rights (BHR) has gained significant traction. A growing consensus exists amongst practitioners and society at large that corporations have human rights obligations the so-called “corporate responsibility to respect human rights”(Ruggie, 2013).
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Kymmenen käskyä ympäristöpäätöksentekijöille saamelaiskulttuurin suojaksi

Saamelaisia, eli Suomen ainoan alkuperäiskansaan kuuluvia, on Suomessa noin 10 000 henkeä. Suomen perustuslain 17 § 3 momentti turvaa saamelaisille oikeuden ylläpitää ja kehittää oma kieltään ja kulttuuriaan. Käytännössä turvaaminen edellyttää aktiivisia pidättäytymis- ja edistämistoimenpiteitä viranomaisilta ja päätöksentekijöiltä. Tällaiset toimenpiteet vaativat saamelaiskulttuurin tuntemista.

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