Deputy Chancellor of Justice Mikko Puumalainen
Mikko Puumalainen has served as the Deputy Chancellor of Justice since 2007.
Puumalainen holds a title of Licentiate of Law (University of Helsinki, 1994) and Doctor of Law (University of Turku, 2018) and a Master of Laws trained on the bench (1987). He has also completed the Master of Laws degree at the University of London/LSE (1993).
Puumalainen worked as a Justice in the Supreme Administrative Court for a fixed period in 2016 and 2017. Puumalainen has also worked as the Ombudsman for Minorities at the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment (2002–2007), as a Ministerial Adviser in the Secretariat for EU Affairs (2000–2001) and as a Senior Specialist at the Unit for EU (1998–2000) at the Prime Minister’s Office. Prior to this, Puumalainen has worked as a Senior Advisor at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs, as a Special Advisor at the Permanent Representation of Finland to the EU, and as a Legislative Counsellor at the Ministry of Justice. Puumalainen is a member (2020-) and vice-chairman (2021-) of the Council of Europe’s Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities.