Finland Legislation

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Constitutional law

Constitución de Finlandia

Constitution de la Finlande<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Constitution of Finland

Constitution of Finland

Constitution of Finland 1999

Grundgesetz Finnlands

Human Rights

Non-Discrimination Act<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Litigation and court procedure

Act on Conciliation in Criminal and Certain Civil Cases (2005)

Act on District Prosecutors<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Act on Public Prosecutors<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Act on the Labour Court

Act on the Labour Court (1974, amended 2006)<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Act on the Market Court 2001

Advocates Act 1958

Code of Judicial Procedure

Legal Aid Act<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Supreme Court Act

Electoral law

Act on Disclosure of Election Financing (2000)<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Act on Disclosure of Election Financing (2000)<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Election Act<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Election Act (1998, with amendments up to 2004)

Administrative / Public Law

Act Amending the Child Welfare Act 2006

Act On State Indemnity For Art Exhibitions (30 May 1986/411)

Act on Confirmation of General Applicability of Collective Agreements (2001)

Act on European Schooling Helsinki 2007

Act on Military Crisis Management 2006

Act on Military Crisis Management 2006

Act on Public Contracts

Act on Public Contracts 2007

Act on Social Assistance 1998

Act on the Autonomy of Åland

Act on the Integration of Immigrants and Reception of Asylum Seekers (1999)

Act on the Integration of Immigrants and Reception of Asylum Seekers (1999)

Act on the Land Information System and Related Information Service 2002

Act on the Right to Transfer State Real Estate Assets<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Act on the Sami Parliament 1995

Act on the Statutes of Finland<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Administrative Judicial Procedure Act (updated 2001)

Administrative Judicial Procedure Act 1996

Administrative Procedure Act<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Administrative Procedure Act 2003

Aliens Act (1991, amended 2001)

Aliens Act 2004

Aliens Decree (1994, amended 2000)

Archives Act

Assembly Act (1999, 2001)

Assembly Act (1999, 2001)

Basic Education Act<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Decree concerning the Aliens Ombudsman (1991)<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Decree on the Sami Parliament<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Emergency Powers Act<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Government Decree on European Schooling Helsinki 2008

Government Decree on Joint Procurement in Central Government 2006

Local Government Act 1995

Lotteries Act<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Nationality Act<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Nationality Act 359/2003 (2003)

Nationality Act 359/2003 (2003)

Parliamentary Ombudsman Act 2002

Personal Data Act<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Private Security Services Act<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Public Procurement Act<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Statistics Finland Act 24.1.1992/48

Sámi Language Act<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

The Regulation of the Parliamentary Ombudsman (10 January 1920/2, with later amendments)

Travel Agency Act (1080/1994)

Universities Act

Universities Act 1967

Criminal Law

Act on Conciliation in Criminal and Certain Civil Cases<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Act on Extradition on the Basis of an Offence Between Finland and Other Member States of the European Union 2003

Act on International Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Act on Preventing and Clearing Money Laundering<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Act on checking the criminal backround of persons working with children<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Criminal Procedure Act<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Criminal Records Act

Firearms Act<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Narcotics Act<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Penal Code

Police Act

Police Act (1995, amended 2001)

Civil Law

Act on Registered Partnerships 2001

Adoption Act<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Code of Inheritance<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Code of Real Estate 1995

Contracts Act

Housing Companies Act

Land Use and Building Act (132/1999)<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Marriage Act<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Tort Liability Act<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Youth Act (72/2006)

Commercial Law

Act on the Conformity of Certain Technical Devices to Relevant Requirements 2004

Consumer Protection Act<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Product Liability Act<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Sale of Goods Act<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

the Market Court Act (1527/2001)<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Company law

Act on Co-operation within Finnish and Community-wide Groups of Undertakings 2007

Act on Co-operation within Undertakings<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Act on Competition Restrictions (480/1992), incl. amendment (318/2004)

Act on Cooperation within Undertakings (1978, amended 2005)<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Act on Social Enterprises<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Act on the Operations of a Foreign Management Company in Finland<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Associations Act (1989, amended 2002)

Co-operatives Act<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Foundations Act (1930 as amended 2001)<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Limited Liability Companies Act 2006

the Act on the Finnish Competition Authority (711/1988), amended by (482/1992)<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Labor Law

Act on Confirmation of General Applicability of Collective Agreements (2001)<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Act on Involvement of Employees in European Companies (2004)<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Act on Job Alternation Leave

Act on Labour Council and Derogation Permits concerning Labour Protection (2004)<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Act on Mediation in Labour Disputes (1962, amended 1993)<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Act on Occupational Safety and Health Enforcement and Cooperation on Occupational Safety and Health at Workplaces (2006)<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Act on Occupational Safety and Health Enforcement and Cooperation on Occupational Safety and Health at Workplaces 2006

Act on the Contractor’s Obligations and Liability when Work is Contracted Out 2006

Act on the Protection of Privacy in Working Life<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Act on the Public Employment Service 2002

Act on the Supervision of Occupational Safety and Health and Appeal in Occupational Safety and Health Matters (131/1973)

Annual Holidays Act 2005

Collective Agreements Act (1946, amended 2001)<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Employment Contracts Act<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Employment Contracts Act (2001, amended 2006)<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Employment Contracts Act 2001

Government Decree on Youth Work 2002

Occupational Safety and Health Act<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Occupational Safety and Health Act 738/2002

Occupational Safety and Health Act 738/2002

Working Hours Act<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Youth Work Act

Health law

Act of the Medical Use of Human Organs and Tissues<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Act on Assisted Fertility Treatments

Act on Food Hygiene of Foodstuffs of Animal Origin<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Act on Health Care Professionals<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Act on Measures to Restrict Tobacco Smoking 1976

Act on the Finnish Red Cross

Act on the Status and Rights of Patients 1992

Alcohol Act<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Communicable Diseases Act 1986

Communicable Diseases Decree<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Food Act 2006

Food Act 23/2006

Gene Technology Act<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Medical Research Act<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Medicines Act

Mental Health Act

Mental Health Decree

Mining Law

Mining Act

Insurance Law

Insurance Companies Act (28.12.1979/1062)

Insurance Contracts Act 1994

Tax law

Act on the public disclosure and confidentiality of tax information 1999

Value Added Tax Act<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Waste Tax Act<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Banking law

Act on Book-Entry Accounts(17.5.1991/827)

Act on Commercial Banks and other Limited Credit Institutions (28.12.2001/1501)

Act on Cooperative Banks and other Cooperative Credit Institutions (28.12.2001/1504)

Act on Credit Institutions

Act on Foreign Credit and Financial Institutions in Finland (30.12.1993/1608)

Act on Foreign Investment Firms' Right to Provide Investment Services in Finland (26.7.1996/580)

Act on Mortgage Credit Banks

Act on Mortgage Societies (8.12.1978/936)

Act on Preventing and Investigating Money Laundering and Personal Data (30.1.1998/68)

Act on the Book-Entry System (17.5.1991/826)

Act on the Financial Supervision Authority (27.6.2003/587)

Act on the Government Guarantee Fund (30.4.1992/379)

Act on the Supervision of Financial and Insurance Conglomerates (30.7.2004/699)

Act on the Temporary Interruption of the Operations of a Deposit Bank 2001

Auditing Act 2007

Bankruptcy Act<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Coins act 216/1998

Credit Institutions Act (30.12.1993/1607)

Government Decree on Auditing

Investment Firms Act (26.7.1996/579)

Money Collection Act 2006

Mortgage Bank Act (23.12.1999/1240)

Mutual Funds Act (29.1.1999/48)

Real Estate Funds Act (19.12.1997/1173)

Savings Bank Act (28.12.2001/1502)

Securities Markets Act (26.5.1989/495)

Communications and Media Law

Act On The Classification Of Audiovisual Programmes

Act on Background Checks

Act on Communications Administration 29.6.2001/625

Act on Electronic Services and Communication in the Public Sector

Act on Openness of Government Activities (1999 as amended 2002)

Act on Television and Radio Operations 9.10.1998/744

Act on the Exercise of Freedom of Expression in Mass Media 13.6.2003/460<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Act on the Finnish Board of Film Classification<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Act on the Openness of Government Activities 2003

Act on the Protection of Privacy and Data Security in Telecommunications 22.4.1999/565

Act on the State Television and Radio Fund 9.10.1998/745

Archives Act (1994)<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Communications Market Act (393/2003) (amendments up to 518/2004 included)<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Communications Market Act (393/2003) (amendments up to 518/2004 included)<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Communications Market Act 1997

Government Decree on Television and Radio Operations

Language Act 2003

Language Act 2003

Library Act 904/1998<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Personal Data Act (1999)

Postal Services Act<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Radio Act 16.11.2001/1015<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Telecommunications Market Act<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Transport and Maritime Law

Act on Licences for Roadworthiness Test of Vehicles<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Act on Registering of Ship's Crew 2006

Act on Registration Services of Vehicles<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Act on Transport of Dangerous Goods<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Act on the Ice Classes of Ships and Icebreaker Assistance 2005

Animal Transport Act 2006

Decree on Marine Equipment

Decree on the Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Decree on the Vehicle Registration 1995

Government Decree on Vessel Traffic Service 2005

Government Decree on the Transport and Temporary Storage of Dangerous Goods in a Port Area<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Highways Act<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Pressure Equipment Act 1999

Railway Act

Register of Ships Act

Register of Ships Decree

Seamen's Act (1978, amended 2006)<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Ship and Port Facility Security Act<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Vehicles Act 1090/2002

Vehicles Act 2002

Vehicular and Driver Data Register Act<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Vessel Traffic Service Act<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Environmental Law

Act on Compensation for Environmental Damage 1994

Act on Environmental Permit Authorities 2000

Act on Implementation of the Legislation on Environmental Protection

Act on Jointly Owned Forests<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Act on Metsähallitus

Act on Trade in Forest Reproductive Material

Act on Water Resources Management 2004

Act on Water Services (119/2001)<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Act on the Financing of Sustainable Forestry

Animal Welfare Act

Animal Welfare Decree

Decree on the Financing of Sustainable Forestry<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Environmental Damage Insurance Act<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Environmental Protection Act<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Environmental Protection Decree

Forest Act 1996

Forest Decree

Forest Management Association Act

Forest Management Association Decree

Government Decree on Substances Dangerous and Harmful to the Aquatic Environment 2006

Government Decree on Urban Waste Water Treatment 2006

Government Decree on the Assessment of Soil Contamination and Remediation Needs

Hunting Act 1993

Nature Conservation Act (1096/1996)<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Nature Conservation Decree 1997

Waste Act (1072/1993)<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Waste Decree 1993

Waste Oil Charge Act (894/1986)<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Intellectual Property Law

Act on Collective Marks<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Act on Inventions of Importance to the Defence of the Country

Act on Plant Variety Rights (789/1992; amendments up to 651/2000 )

Act on Utility Model Rights

Act on Utility Model Rights

Act on the Exclusive Right in the Layout-Design (Topography) of an Integrated Circuit<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Act on the Right in Employee Inventions<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Copyright Act

Decree on Utility Model Rights

Decree on Utility Model Rights 1991

Patents act

Patents act

Registered Designs Act<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Registered Designs Act<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Registered Designs Decree

The Act on Plant Breeder’s Right (No. 789/1992)&nbsp; as amended

Trademarks Act

Trademarks Act

Trademarks Decree 1964

Arbitration law

Arbitration Act<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Electricity Market Act (386/1995)<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Energy law

Act on Verification and Notification of Origin of Electricity 2003

Decree of the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health on the medical use of radiation<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Electricity Market Act (386/1995)<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Government Decree on the sulphur content of heavy fuel oil, light fuel oil and marine gas 2006

Natural Gas Market Act<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Nuclear Energy Act (1987)

Nuclear Energy Act (1987)

Nuclear Energy Decree

Nuclear Energy Decree<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Radiation Act (592/1991)

Radiation Decree

Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority

Construction law

Government Decision on the Safety of Construction Work<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Land Use and Building Decree<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Regional Development Act<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Agriculture Law

Act on National Aid for Agriculture and Horticulture 2002

Commentated Laws

Finnish Companies Act 2006

Working Hours Act

E-Commerce

Act on Electronic Signatures<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Act on the Protection of Privacy in Electronic Communications

Domain Name Act<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Law Sources

Finlex Translated Finnish acts

Bank of Finland

FINLEX legal database

Finish Tax Administration

Finnish Communications Regulatory Agency

Finnish Competition Authority

Helsinki Stock Exchange

Jureka.net

Legislationonline

Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland

Ministry of Education

Ministry of Employment and the Economy<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Ministry of Finance

Ministry of Justice

Ministry of Labour

Ministry of Social Affairs and Health<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>

Ministry of Transport and Communications

Ministry of the Environment

Ministry of the Interior