About the website

The website of the Ministry of Justice, www.ministryofjustice.fi, provides information on, i.a., the Ministry, its work and duties and on ongoing legislation and development projects at the Ministry.

Finnish and Swedish pages are the most extensive ones. The pages also provide some information in English, in Northern Sami and in Russian.

The Media and Communications Unit of the Ministry of Justice maintains the website and is responsible for it. The aim is to ensure the correctness and topicality of the content of the website.


The website search function is in the header. The search function generates results by default from the entire website. The results are sorted by relevance.

The search function searches all of the pages in the language you have selected with all of the keywords you have given. For more results, you can truncate a word by using an asterisk (*) as a wildcard. You can also use an asterisk to substitute one or more characters in the middle of a word.


Links to pages within this website will open mainly in the same browser window. Links to other websites will open in a new browser window.

Downloading and reader applications

To read pdf-files, you need the Adobe Reader program or some other similar program, which you can download free of charge.

The online service provides information in the form of RSS feeds.

Web browsers and terminal devices

The website uses responsive design and the content adapts to the device being used. The pages are best viewed with the latest browser versions. The website can also be viewed with earlier browser versions but then you might not be able to make full use of all the service features available.

Feedback and additional information

Feedback on the website can be sent by e-mail to the Media and Communications Unit (viestinta.om(at)gov.fi). You can also use our feedback form to send us your comments. Please do not share confidential or sensitive information using the feedback form.

In official matters, please contact the registry of the Ministry of Justice.

For further information about the website, please contact the Media and Communications Unit.

Social media and RSS feeds

The Ministry's news and information on current events are also published on Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.

Ministry of Justice in social media

You can keep up to date with our latest press releases, news, speeches and columns by subscribing to our RSS feeds. If you link to a headline on this website, you must acknowledge the source. Links to headlines on this website may not be used in a derogatory or misleading context or as a part of a commercial service.

The Ministry of Justice makes an effort to ensure that the contents of the RSS feeds are accurate, but takes no responsibility for possible inaccuracies or errors in the contents.

Terms of use

Please read carefully the terms of use. By using this website, you agree to these terms of use in full.

Copyright and linking to the website

Unless otherwise stated, the texts, images and other material published on this website is copyright of the Ministry of Justice. If the copyright of a photograph published on the website belongs to someone else, the photographer is acknowledged.

You are free to use and link to the contents on this website, as long as you acknowledge the source. The use of the contents for other purposes requires prior agreement with the Ministry's Media and Communications Unit.

Further distribution of attached files published on the website of the Ministry of Justice without permission is prohibited. Linking to individual images is prohibited.

Legal notice

The Ministry of Justice is responsible for the website. 

In making the content available, every effort is made to keep the information up-to-date and accurate. The Ministry of Justice is not responsible for any expenses or damage incurred by the user because of errors that might exist on the site. Nor is the Ministry responsible for any harm caused by technical problems or any material published by external parties and linked to the website.

Linked pages are subject to their respective terms of use. The Ministry of Justice assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of any third party products or information provided on their respective websites. Where our site contains links to other sites, it does not mean that the Ministry of Justice is or was in any way responsible for the functioning of such sites or any products or services provided through them.

On this website, the Ministry of Justice has the right, but is under no obligation, to monitor and edit the content of texts in parts of the site where users post or transfer messages. The Ministry of Justice is not responsible for the content of such messages, irrespective of whether legislation on copyright, defamation or privacy protection or any other laws apply to such messages. At its discretion, the Ministry of Justice may remove any user-posted material it considers inappropriate from its website.

TheMinistry of Justice does not pay compensation for the use of this website or for any information that users might post through it. Users grant the Ministry of Justice unrestricted, global rights free of any charge to use and edit any such materials.

The Ministry of Justice cannot guarantee the confidentiality of messages sent through an open information network. Users should avoid sending confidential information via email.

No material on this website can be deemed to be an offer, request or commitment that is binding on the Ministry of Justice.

The Ministry of Justice retains the right to update, edit or change the terms of use and the content and visual image of the website. Users are advised, from time to time, to check the terms of use in force on this web page. The Ministry of Justice has the right, at any time and for reasons that need not be specified, to suspend the provision of these website services, for example for the duration of maintenance and updating.

Users undertake to compensate the injured party in full for any damage arising from the breach of these terms of use by the user in question.

If a part of these terms of use are deemed to be in violation of an unconditional legal provision or cannot be applied in practice, such a part will not affect the validity of other parts of these terms of use.

Finnish law shall apply to these terms of use and their interpretation, aside from cases in which there is a conflict between the legal provisions in question.