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Report No. 256

(v) Finland

6.3.6 Under Section 6 of the Constitution of Finland, the general standards on non-discrimination ensure that every person, including Persons affected by Leprosy and their family members, are treated equally before the law.109 In addition, the Finnish Non-Discrimination Act provides for a general framework for equal treatment of all such persons in all aspects of employment, occupation and education.110

The said Act defines discrimination in an extensive way, attempting to cover both direct and indirect discrimination.111 Provisions to prevent discrimination against all persons on any ground are also included within the Penal Code, the Employment Contracts Act and the Act on the Status and Rights of Patients.112

109. Annual Report of the OHCHR (n 97).

110. Annual Report of the OHCHR (n 97).

111. Annual Report of the OHCHR (n 97).

112. Annual Report of the OHCHR (n 97).



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