Legal protection

The Ministry of Justice drafts the provisions which aim to ensure fair trials and good governance. The Ministry also prepares the laws relating to enforcement, bankruptcy and debt adjustment.

The independent courts are responsible for the actual realisation of legal protection. Other judicial authorities are the prosecutors and the enforcement authorities. Also legal aid has an important role in the realisation of legal protection.

The Ministry of Justice is responsible for sustaining and developing the operation of courts and other judicial authorities. It ensures that the courts and the legal aid can, with respect to service ability, costs for the parties and processing times, guarantee the factual realisation of legal protection according to the Finnish legislation and the international treaties binding Finland.

In relation to improving the position of crime victims, special emphasis is given to the needs of the victim in the legal process and in the support services.