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Minister of Justice Anna-Maja Henriksson met with representatives of the Sámi Parliament and the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) in Inari today. According to Minister Henriksson, there is still work to be done in Finland in order to safeguard the rights of the Sámi as an indigenous people and their linguistic rights.
Report examining possibilities to enter several languages in the Population Information System has been published
The Ministry of Justice has published a report assessing the possibilities to enter several languages for a person in the Population Information System. Currently, the mother tongue and the preferred contact language of a person are entered in the system.
Speech by Minister of Justice Henriksson at the Competition and Consumer Day, Finlandia Hall, 26 September 2019
Dear seminar guests,
In recent years, household financial problems, payment defaults and indebtedness have increased in Finland. This has raised concern about whether Finns have sufficient skills to make economically sustainable decisions. In accordance with the Government Programme, several ministries will launch measures to reduce over-indebtedness and improve the ability of citizens to manage their personal finances. Furthermore, the Bank of Finland is now launching a project for the coordination of activities to improve national financial literacy.
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.