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What happens in the case of a breach of everyman´s rights in Finland

Everyman’s right in Finland is a legal concept which outlines the equal privilege given to everyone in Finland to carry out...

Everyman’s right in Finland is a legal concept which outlines the equal privilege given to everyone in Finland to carry out various outdoor activities within or around the wealth of nature, be it public or private own, with few restriction. Examples of this wealth of nature are rivers, lakes, forest, etc. However, all the privilege given in everyman’s right is expected to be enjoyed with all diligence not to cause harm to property or nature.

Generally, there seems to be lack of enforcement of penalty on anyone who breaches some of these rights in anyway. For example, in some cases, littering the street might not be punishable, so is smoking in the street.

Although this kind of act is not common in Finland, but there are still cases. But during midweek and weekends, it becomes a different story in Finland. Usually on these days, littering and smoking along the street are done during broad-daylight; it is no longer a hidden thing.

Perhaps, nobody will want a hard or very high punishable law to be imposed. A tough law don't have to exist to curtail the situation. But there could be other means. Anyone can come up with an idea. Could one be a giggle on air about this?



Reference:

http://www.ymparisto.fi/default.asp?contentid=274821&lan=EN

Research question: How should a act or law that curtail the breach of everyman´s rights be enforced?

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