Law Drafting Department
The task of the Law Drafting Department is to promote the aims and the operational concept of the Ministry of Justice by means of legislation. Legislative drafting is one of the Ministry's main tasks.
In addition to the projects within the Ministry and the department, the Law Drafting Department takes part in the preparation of the other Ministries' projects and the general development and guidance relating to legislative drafting in the Ministries. One important duty is to give statements on draft statutes prepared by the other Ministries. There are separate units for advice on EU law and legislative editing.
The drafters are responsible for the entire life cycle of the project, starting from the preliminary work to the education and follow-up during the implementation phase. A considerable amount of the department's work concerns the legislative cooperation within the EU as well as other international collaboration in addition to the national projects.
Director General Sami Manninen
Public Law Unit
Counsellor of Legislation Tuula Majuri
Criminal and Procedural Law Unit
Director of Legislation Lena Andersson
Civil Law Unit
Director of Legislation Antti Leinonen
Unit of Legislative Inspection
Unit for General International and EU Affairs
Counsellor of Legislation Jaana Jääskeläinen