Fichas Belgas
Measure Implementation
Measure possibility

Legal Framework
Applicable Framework

Competent authority
Request/decision
Execute/recognise measure

Accepted Languages
Languages

Execution Deadline
Deadlines

Legal info
Special requirements
Other information

Fiches Belges: Finlandia

Acceso a documentos públicos de archivos judiciales (404)

1. MEASURE IMPLEMENTATION

Finlandia

Is this measure possible in your Member State under International Judicial Cooperation?

Yes. The Act of the Openness of Government Activities regulates access to public documents. The principle of openness in Finnish government states that official documents are in the public domain unless specifically stated otherwise. Everyone is entitled to information from a public official document. Official documents denote documents issued by authorities as well as documents otherwise in their possession. Technical recordings are also included. However, authorities may not grant access to a secret document. The law lists more than thirty types of docements that fall under the category of secret documents. In general, also confidential documents may be turned over to foreign authorities. In addition, there is a separate act of law regulating publicity in courts. The principle of publicity applies to documents and proceedings.

2. LEGAL FRAMEWORK

Finlandia

International legal framework applicable for this measure in your Member State

MLA 2000 Convention

3. COMPETENT AUTHORITY TO:

Finlandia

* receive the request/decision for judicial cooperation

The Ministry of Justice

* execute/recognise the measure (if other than the receiving authority)

N/A

4. ACCEPTED LANGUAGES

Finlandia

Accepted languages for the request/decision

N/A

5. EXECUTION DEADLINE

Finlandia

Deadlines for the execution of the request/decision (where applicable)

N/A

6. CONCISE LEGAL PRACTICAL INFORMATION

Finlandia

a. Special requirements

N/A

b. Other useful information

N/A

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