The Chancellor of Justice’s decision database, found in the FINLEX data bank, contains summaries of decisions and other documents dating back to 1988.

Along with the Chancellor of Justice, the Parliamentary Ombudsman is the supreme guardian of the law in Finland. As stipulated in the Act on the division of Duties between the Chancellor of Justice and the Parliamentary Ombudsman, the Chancellor of Justice will forward to the Parliamentary Ombudsman any matters that concern the Defence Forces and prisons or other institutions where people are committed against their will, plus complaints from persons committed to such institutions.


The Bankruptcy Ombudsman is an independent authority responsible for ensuring that bankruptcy estates are administered according to the law and proper practice.

The Consumer Ombudsman oversees compliance with legislation intended to protect consumers.

The Data Protection Ombudsman processes and resolves matters concerning the handling of personal data and credit information as prescribed by the Personal Data Act (Henkilötietolaki 523/1999) and the Credit Information Act (Luottotietolaki 527/2007), and assumes responsibility for other duties as stipulated by the aforementioned acts.

The Finnish Bar Association is an organization whose activity is regulated by the Advocates Act of 1958.

The Judicial System portal provides information about legal aid, prosecution services, the courts of law and the enforcement authorities in Finland.

The National Administrative Office for Enforcement is the central administrative office in the field of enforcement, and it is responsible for the administrative management, guidance and supervision of the enforcement service in Finland.

The Non-Discrimination Ombudsman  is an authority whose primary duty is to advance equality in Finland and to prevent and tackle discrimination.

The Ombudsman for Equality supervises compliance with the Act on Equality between Women and Men (Laki naisten ja miesten välisestä tasa-arvosta 609/1986). The Ombudsman for Equality works as an independent legality supervision authority within the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health.

The Prosecutor General, the supreme prosecutor in Finland, heads the prosecution institution. The supervision of prosecuting authorities in Finland is primarily the duty of the Office of Prosecutor General under the direction of the Prosecutor General. The Prosecutor General may, for example, require that a subordinate prosecutor take over a case in which the Prosecutor General has ordered a charge to be brought.  

The Regional State Administrative Agencies (AVI) handle all implementation, steering and supervision functions related to legislation. is an online service of the Finnish public administration that provides information about services, forms, legislation and news concerning the public administration.

Valvira (National Supervisory Authority for Welfare and Health) guides and supervises licensing activities as they relate to healthcare and social services providers, alcohol administration authorities and environmental health bodies in Finland. Patients who are dissatisfied with the care provided are entitled to file a complaint with either Valvira or their Regional State Administrative Agency.  


Connections abroad


The European Ombudsman investigates complaints about maladministration in the institutions and bodies of the European Union. The portal also contains a list of links to the websites of the national supreme guardians of law in the different European countries.

The Chancellor of Justice of Estonia

The Chancellor of Justice of Sweden


Headquartered in Strasbourg, the European Court of Human Rights serves as the supranational court established to supervise compliance with the European Convention on Human Rights.

The aim of the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights is to provide relevant institutions, authorities and member states within the Community with information, advice and expert assistance concerning fundamental rights.