The organisation of the Ministry of Justice

The Ministry of Justice is headed by the Minister of Justice, and the Minister for Nordic Cooperation and Equality also works there. The Permanent Secretary directs the Ministry's activities together with the Minister of Justice.

There are four departments at the Ministry: the Department for Administration and Oversight, the Department for Democracy and Public Law, the Department for Criminal Policy and Criminal Law, and the Department for Private Law and Administration of Justice. In addition, there is the Management Support and Core Services, which is outside the departmental division.

The administrative branch of the Ministry of Justice comprises the court system, the National Prosecution Authority, the Criminal Sanctions Agency, the debt enforcement authorities, the legal aid offices, the financial and debt counselling services, and the public guardianship services. In addition, the Safety Investigation Authority, the Legal Register Centre, the Consumer Disputes Board, the European Institute for Crime Prevention and Control, and the Bankruptcy Ombudsman operate in the Ministry’s administrative branch. The Ombudsman for Equality, the Data Protection Ombudsman, the Intelligence Ombudsman, the Non-Discrimination Ombudsman and the Ombudsman for Children also work in conjunction with the Ministry of Justice.
 

Management

Permanent Secretary

The Permanent Secretary assists the Minister in leading and developing the Ministry's activities and strategic planning as well as the performance management on the administrative branch of the Ministry and the performance management of the Ministry.

The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Justice is Mr Pekka Timonen.

Permanent Secretary Pekka Timonen 

Telephone: +358 2951 6001
E-mail: [email protected]

Secretary to the Permanent Secretary
Ms Sanna Laine
Telephone: +358 2951 50044

Fax: +358 9 1606 7525
E-mail: [email protected]

Directors General

Department for Democracy and Public Law

Johanna Suurpää

Department for Private Law and Administration of Justice

Antti T. Leinonen

Department for Criminal Policy and Criminal Law

Ari-Pekka Koivisto

Department for Administration and Oversight

Tapio Laamanen

Management Support and Core Functions

Pekka Timonen