Practice Relating to Rule 158. Prosecution of War Crimes
Section B. Granting of asylum to suspected war criminals
In 2006, in a report to the Counter-Terrorism Committee of the UN Security Council, Finland stated:
The Finnish legal provisions on granting asylum comply with the Geneva Refugee Convention. Asylum is not granted if there are reasonable grounds to suspect that the alien has committed a crime against peace, war crime or crime against humanity as defined by international agreements. Asylum is not granted either if there are reasonable grounds to suspect that the alien has committed a serious non-political crime, or an act which violates the aims and principles of the United Nations.