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Democracy, the rule of law and fundamental rights, the famous tripod, are interlinked and interdependent. If one is missing, the whole tripod falls down, Minister of Justice Anna-Maja Henriksson said at the event celebrating the 10th anniversary of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights in Brussels today.
The Ministry for democracy and the rule of law
Development of lawdraftingThe aim is to improve drafting of statutes and the quality of the statutes.
Fundamental rightsThe Ministry of Justice prepares the fundamental provisions relating to the Constitution and the public administration. These include the laws regulating the competency of the President of the Republic, the Parliament and the Government and their relations.
Anti-corruption effortsThe Ministry of Justice functions as the national coordinating body for anti-corruption work in Finland
International Legal AssistanceInternational legal assistance is often based on multilateral conventions. It is also regulated through bilateral treaties.
International and EU affairsThe EU-related activities and international cooperation conducted by the Ministry of Justice aim to maintain an open, active and safe society where people can be confident that their rights are being respected.