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Rainer Hiltunen started as Ombudsman

Ombudsman for Equality Rainer Hiltunen.

Rainer Hiltunen started his five-years-term (2023-2027) as Ombudsman on Monday, April 17, 2023. The Government appointed Rainer Hiltunen to the position of Ombudsman for Equality in March 2023.

Rainer Hiltunen, Master of Laws, has a long career in promoting fundamental and human rights. Before his post as the Ombudsman for Equality, Hiltunen worked for more than 20 years at the Non-Discrimination Ombudsman’s Office. 

The Ombudsman for Equality is an independent and autonomous authority. The Ombudsman for Equality works to promote gender equality and prevent discrimination. The main task of the Ombudsman is to monitor compliance with the Equality Act and especially its prohibitions on discrimination.