Taking evidence (recast)

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Article 2(1) – Authorities that can be considered as courts

Finland does not have such authorities.

Article 3(2) – Requested courts

Requests are received by the district courts.

Click on the below link to view all competent authorities related to this Article.
List of competent authorities

Article 4 – Central body

The Ministry of Justice is the central body as referred to in Article 4(1) of the Regulation. Its jurisdiction covers all of Finland. As central body, the Ministry of Justice is designated as the competent authority referred to in Article 4(3) of the Regulation responsible for taking decisions on requests made pursuant to Article 19. Its contact details are:

Visiting address:

Ministry of Justice

Eteläesplanadi 10,

FIN-00130 Helsinki

Postal address:

Ministry of Justice

PL 25

FIN-00023 Government

Tel.: (358-9) 16 06 76 28

Fax: Tel. (358-9) 16 06 75 24

Email address: central.authority.om(c)gov.fi ((c) should be replaced by @)

Article 6 – Languages accepted for completion of the forms

Languages accepted: Finnish, Swedish, English

Article 7 – Means accepted for transmission of requests and other communications

Requests may be submitted by post, fax or email.

Article 19 – Central body or competent authority(ies) responsible for decisions on requests for direct taking of evidence

Ministry of Justice

Visiting address:

Eteläesplanadi 10,

FIN-00130 Helsinki

Postal address:

PL 25

FIN-00023 Government

Tel: (358-9) 16 06 76 28

Fax: (358-9) 16 06 75 24

Email address: central.authority.om(c)gov.fi ((c) should be replaced by @)

Article 29 – Agreements or arrangements to which Member States are parties and which comply with the conditions in Article 29(2)

Not applicable.

Article 31(4) – Notification on the early use of the decentralised IT-system

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Last update: 28/05/2024

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