Academic network of European disability experts (ANED)
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Law and policy

More details of national policy instruments, and with relevance to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of persons with Disabilities, are provided in DOTCOM: the Disability Online Tool of the Commission.

Current national disability strategy or action plan:

  • The current Disability Policy Programme (VAMPO) is only available in Finnish and Swedish. In both versions there is a summary in English. The policy programme is explained in detail in the Handbook on Disability Services offered by National Institute for Health and Welfare.

Finland has signed the United Nations Convention and the Optional Protocol.

Other important national laws, policies or strategies concerning disabled people and disability issues include:

Important national laws are on the internet only in Finnish and Swedish:

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