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 and in Northern Sami.
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 opened in separate tabs by the type of content and listed by date of publication. Alternatively, you can organise the results by the number of hits.
The search function searches for all the search words you have given and based on the language selection on the website. The Boolean operator ’AND’ is automatically added between the search words. Searches using partial words is also possible.
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.
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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)om.fi). You can also use our feedback form to send us your comments.
In official matters, please contact the registry of the Ministry of Justice, e-mail oikeusministerio(at)om.fi.
For further information about the website, please contact the Media and Communications Unit, e-mail viestinta.om(at)om.fi.
We do not collect data that would allow individual visitors to be identified. We only collect general statistical data on how the webpages are used. Such data includes pages viewed, time, IP address, web browser and operating system. This information is then used for developing our web services.
Social media and RSS feeds
The Ministry's news and information on current events are also published on Twitter and Facebook.
You can share the information provided on the website of the Ministry of Justice on Facebook and Twitter or by e-mail.
You can keep up to date with our latest news and publications 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.
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.
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.
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.