Thursday. 09.04.2020
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Jukka Autio Finnish lawyer, expert on immigration and asylum cases.

How does a state of emergency affect our fundamental rights?

On the 18th of March 2020 the Finnish Parliament applied Emergency Powers Act (1552/2011) for the first time in history during peacetime. The application of Emergency Powers Act means that the Parliament of Finland recognised that there is a state of emergency due to coronavirus epidemic. Otherwise, the Parliament would not just have been able to apply the Act. The application on…