Practice Related to Rule 94. Slavery and Slave Trade
Finland’s Criminal Code (1889), as amended in 2008, provides that any person who subjects another to “sexual slavery” shall be “sentenced for a war crime
to imprisonment for at least one year or for life”.
(emphasis in original)
In 2003, in its fifth periodic report to the Human Rights Committee, Finland stated:
It was not considered necessary to specifically mention slavery and servitude in the list of rights guaranteed by section 7 of the Constitution as the prohibition of slavery and servitude, which is without any doubt in force in Finland in the same way as the general prohibition of interference with the integrity of person, may undisputedly be derived from the general provision in section 7, subsection 1, of the Constitution.