Unit for Public International Law

The Unit for Public International Law is responsible for:

  • the development of public international law
  • the provision of expertise, advice and opinions on public international law
  • the preparation of international treaties and national legislation in cooperation with the Unit for Treaty Law, particularly where they relate to the development of public international law
  • contribution to the work of international organisations relating to the Unit's responsibilities
  • legal questions relating to the United Nations
  • issues relating to international judicial and investigative bodies, unless the issue falls within the competence of another organisational unit
  • national sanctions legislation in accordance with international obligations binding on Finland
  • issues relating to the suppression of international terrorism.

E-mail

  • OIK-10@formin.fi

Post address

Unit for Public International Law
PO Box 416
00023
GOVERNMENT
FINLAND

Visiting address

Laivastokatu 22 B MKB2
00160
HELSINKI
FINLAND

Sari Mäkelä
Director
  • +358 295 351 446
Elina Lemmetty
Desk Officer
counter-terrorism cooperation
  • +358 295 350 389
Aila Mustalahti
Assistant
  • +358 295 351 708
Petrus Hanhijärvi
Trainee
Margareta Klabbers
Specialist, EU Affairs
  • +358 295 350 308
Virpi Laukkanen
Legal Counsellor
  • Virpi.Laukkanen@formin.fi
  • +358 295 351 149
Tarja Långström
Counsellor
Desk Officer
international law issues
  • +358 295 351 445
Heidi Nihtilä
Specialist, EU Affairs
  • +358 295 350 347
Saija Nurminen
Saija Nurminen
Counsellor
Desk Officer
ICC
  • +358 295 350 202

Sanctions Team

E-mail

  • Pakotteet.um@formin.fi
Pekka Kosonen
Desk Officer
Team leader (Deputy Director, sanction related matters)
  • +358 295 351 324
Juho Keinänen
Legal Officer
UN and EU sanctions
  • +358 295 351 979
Marjo Pekkanen
Desk Officer
  • +358 295 350 335

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