Judicial system of Finland

Under the Constitution of Finland, everyone is entitled to have their case heard by a court or an authority appropriately and without undue delay. This is achieved through the judicial system of Finland.

The courtroom of Raseborg's District Court

The Finnish judicial system is mostly organized under the Ministry of Justice, and consists of[1]

  • the independent courts of law and administrative courts
  • the prosecution service
  • the enforcement authorities, who see to the enforcement of judgments
  • the prison service and the probation service, who see to the enforcement of custodial sentences, and
  • the Bar Association and the other avenues of legal aid.