Addresses

 

The Unit for International Judicial Administration functions as the designated Central Authority for the purposes of numerous EU regulations and international treaties concerning international cooperation in civil or criminal matters.

The key duties of the Central Authority are:

  • to transmit and receive requests by courts and other judicial authorities
  • to represent the applicant in certain cross-border family law matters and to initiate proceedings
  • to coordinate the activities of Finnish authorities, where needed
  • to provide guidance, advice and training in the application of international conventions
  • to actively participate in the follow-up meetings concerning international conventions
  • to keep in touch with foreign Central Authorities and networks in the field

Ministry of Justice, Department for Judicial Administration,
Unit for International Judicial Administration

POB 25, FIN-00023 GOVERNMENT

Telephone +358 9 1606 7628
Fax +358 9 1606 7524
central.authority@om.fi


International Legal Assistance

Ministerial Counsellor Merja Norros, Director of Unit
Tel. +358 2951 50590
- Legal aid system between finland and russia
- Networks and working groups for international legal assistance in criminal matters (ejn, kari)

Ministerial Counsellor Juhani Korhonen
Tel. +358 2951 50208
- International legal assistance in criminal matters
- Extradition
- Transfer of sentenced persons

Senior Officer for Legal Affairs Maija Leppä
Tel. +358 9 02951 50301
- International legal assistance in family matters (child abductions, child custody and parental contact with children, child welfare cases)
- International legal assistance in civil matters (service of documents and production of evidence)
- European Judicial Network in civil and commercial matters (EJN)

Legal Adviser Taina Neira
Tel. +358 2951 50070
- international legal assistance in criminal matters
- extradition
- transfer of sentenced persons
- networks and working groups for international legal assistance in criminal matters (EJN, KARI)
- civilian crisis management

Legal Adviser Hanna Rantala
Tel. +358 2951 50386
- International legal assistance in family matters (child abductions, child custody and parental contact with children, child welfare cases)
- Legal aid in a case considered abroad


Senior Adviser Anna-Lena Halttunen
Tel. +358 2951 50364
- International legal assistance in family matters (maintenance obligations)
- Website updating (criminal matters, the website of the European Judicial Network (EJN), the European e-Justice Portal)


Senior Adviser Tanja Niemi
Tel. +358 2951 50464
- International legal assistance in family matters (maintenance obligations)
- European Judicial Network in civil and commercial matters (EJN)

Administrative Assistant Eila Virta
Tel. +358 2951 50256
- Documentc ommunication in international legal assistance matters
- Guidance and advice


Departmental Secretary Mimmu Rättilä,
Tel. +358 9 02951 50161
- Guidance and advice in international service matters