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Results of parliamentary elections available online on 2 April starting at 20.00
Parliamentary elections on Sunday 2 April 2023
Revised legislation on sexual offences enters into force at the beginning of next year
Rule of law
Finnish democracy is built on the rule of law. The Ministry of Justice is responsible for ensuring that the rule of law is observed in Finland.
In Finland, the Constitution lays the foundation for all legislation and exercise of public authority. We are responsible for the high-quality drafting of fundamental legislation, such as acts concerning fundamental rights and legal protection.
Crime and punishment
The Ministry of Justice is responsible for drafting the Criminal Code and the legislation concerning the enforcement of punishments. Punishments are at the core of the criminal sanctions system.
Ministry of Justice
The Ministry of Justice maintains and develops legal order and legal protection and oversees the structures of democracy and the fundamental rights of citizens.
More than 9,100 people work in the administrative branch of the Ministry of Justice, most of them in courts.