Legal Service

The Legal Service is responsible for:

  • public international law;
  • international cooperation against terrorism, anti-terrorism coordination within the Ministry;
  • issues relating to human rights courts and conventions and other matters concerning human rights law;
  • EU law, unless the issue in question falls within the competence of another organisational unit;
  • representation of the Government of Finland before EC Courts and in infringement procedures concerning Finland as a Member State of the EU;
  • international treaties unless the issue in question falls within the competence of another organisational unit;
  • preparation of national legislation, unless it falls within the competence of another organisational unit;
  • representation of the Government of Finland before international courts and other international bodies of investigation and supervision.

Post address

Legal Service
PO Box 176
00023
GOVERNMENT
FINLAND

Visiting address

Laivastokatu 22 B
00160
HELSINKI
FINLAND

E-mail addresses are in the form: forename.surname@formin.fi. Scandinavian characters are replaced by: ä=a, ö=o, å=a.