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Taking evidence - Finland


FINDING COMPETENT COURTS/AUTHORITIES

The search tool below will help you to identify court(s)/authority(ies) competent for a specific European legal instrument. Please note that although every effort has been made to ascertain the accuracy of the results, there may be some exceptional cases concerning the determination of competence that are not necessarily covered.

Finland

Taking evidence


Article 2 – Requested courts

Article 3 – Central body

Article 5 – Languages accepted for completion of the forms

Article 6 – Means accepted for transmission of requests and other communications

Article 17 – Central body or competent authority(ies) responsible for decisions on requests for direct taking of evidence

Article 21 – Agreements or arrangements to which Member States are parties and which comply with the conditions in Article 21(2)

Article 2 – Requested courts

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

Article 3 – Central body

The central body referred to in Article 3(1) is the Ministry of Justice. It has jurisdiction over the whole country. The central body, i.e. the Ministry of Justice, has been designated as the competent authority, referred to in Article 3(3) of the Regulation, with responsibility for taking decisions, pursuant to Article 17, on requests for the direct taking of evidence. Its address is:

Ministry of Justice

Eteläesplanadi 10

FIN-00130 Helsinki

Address for correspondence:

Ministry of Justice

PO Box 25

FIN-00023 Government

Tel. (358-9) 16 06 76 28

Fax: (358-9) 16 06 75 24

E-mail: central.authority@om.fi

Article 5 – Languages accepted for completion of the forms

Languages: Finnish, Swedish, English.

Article 6 – Means accepted for transmission of requests and other communications

Requests may be sent by post, fax or e-mail.

Article 17 – Central body or competent authority(ies) responsible for decisions on requests for direct taking of evidence

Ministry of Justice

Eteläesplanadi 10

FIN-00130 Helsinki

Address for correspondence:

Ministry of Justice

PO Box 25

FIN-00023 Government

Tel. (358-9) 16 06 76 28

Fax: (358-9) 16 06 75 24

E-mail: central.authority@om.fi

Article 21 – Agreements or arrangements to which Member States are parties and which comply with the conditions in Article 21(2)

Not applicable


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Last update: 16/08/2019