Supreme Administrative Court of Finland

Under the Constitution of Finland, the Supreme Administrative Court is the court of last resort in administrative cases. In criminal and civil cases, the highest judicial powers are vested in the Supreme Court. Both courts were established in 1918. The majority of the categories of cases handled by the Supreme Administrative Court are not subject to the requirement of leave to appeal. As a rule, therefore, the parties have a right to appeal, and the Supreme Administrative Court issues a decision on merits. Administrative courts apply the Administrative Judicial Procedure Act. The judges of the Supreme Administrative Court include the President and twenty Justices, as well as a few temporary Justices.
Website:   www.kho.fi/


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Guide ID: 3115 - Last Updated: July 27, 2013