What does the Chancellor of Justice do?
The Chancellor of Justice of the Government of Finland serves as the supreme guardian of the law. The Chancellor of Justice oversees the legality of the activities of the Government and the President of the Republic. The Chancellor of Justice also oversees that the authorities comply with the law and fulfil their duties. Citizens can file complaints with the Chancellor of Justice about an authority’s activities that they suspect to be illegal.
Recent press releases and speeches
The Whistleblower Act entered into force – centralised reporting through the Office of the Chancellor of Justice
Rights by Design and Default in Hybrid AI Architectures: Realizing Human-Centric Public Service in Human – Intelligent Machines Co-Work
New special tasks for the Chancellor of Justice – the division of tasks of the supreme guardians of the law reformed
Deputy Chancellor of Justice Mikko Puumalainen: The police have difficulties identifying human trafficking offences
Chancellor of Justice and Parliamentary Ombudsman
Finland has two supreme, independent guardians of the law: the Chancellor of Justice of the Government and the Parliamentary Ombudsman. Despite primarily similar powers, there are differences in the duties of the guardians of the law.