Finland Legislation

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Constitutional law

Constitución de Finlandia
Constitution de la Finlande 
Constitution of Finland
Constitution of Finland
Constitution of Finland 1999
Grundgesetz Finnlands

Human Rights

Non-Discrimination Act 

Litigation and court procedure

Act on Conciliation in Criminal and Certain Civil Cases (2005)
Act on District Prosecutors 
Act on Public Prosecutors 
Act on the Labour Court
Act on the Labour Court (1974, amended 2006) 
Act on the Market Court 2001
Advocates Act 1958
Code of Judicial Procedure
Legal Aid Act 
Supreme Court Act

Electoral law

Act on Disclosure of Election Financing (2000) 
Act on Disclosure of Election Financing (2000) 
Election Act 
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 
Act on the Sami Parliament 1995
Act on the Statutes of Finland 
Administrative Judicial Procedure Act (updated 2001)
Administrative Judicial Procedure Act 1996
Administrative Procedure Act 
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 
Decree concerning the Aliens Ombudsman (1991) 
Decree on the Sami Parliament 
Emergency Powers Act 
Government Decree on European Schooling Helsinki 2008
Government Decree on Joint Procurement in Central Government 2006
Local Government Act 1995
Lotteries Act 
Nationality Act 
Nationality Act 359/2003 (2003)
Nationality Act 359/2003 (2003)
Parliamentary Ombudsman Act 2002
Personal Data Act 
Private Security Services Act 
Public Procurement Act 
Statistics Finland Act 24.1.1992/48
Sámi Language Act 
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 
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 
Act on Preventing and Clearing Money Laundering 
Act on checking the criminal backround of persons working with children 
Criminal Procedure Act 
Criminal Records Act
Firearms Act 
Narcotics Act 
Penal Code
Police Act
Police Act (1995, amended 2001)

Civil Law

Act on Registered Partnerships 2001
Adoption Act 
Code of Inheritance 
Code of Real Estate 1995
Contracts Act
Housing Companies Act
Land Use and Building Act (132/1999) 
Marriage Act 
Tort Liability Act 
Youth Act (72/2006)

Commercial Law

Act on the Conformity of Certain Technical Devices to Relevant Requirements 2004
Consumer Protection Act 
Product Liability Act 
Sale of Goods Act 
the Market Court Act (1527/2001) 

Company law

Act on Co-operation within Finnish and Community-wide Groups of Undertakings 2007
Act on Co-operation within Undertakings 
Act on Competition Restrictions (480/1992), incl. amendment (318/2004)
Act on Cooperation within Undertakings (1978, amended 2005) 
Act on Social Enterprises 
Act on the Operations of a Foreign Management Company in Finland 
Associations Act (1989, amended 2002)
Co-operatives Act 
Foundations Act (1930 as amended 2001) 
Limited Liability Companies Act 2006
the Act on the Finnish Competition Authority (711/1988), amended by (482/1992) 

Labor Law

Act on Confirmation of General Applicability of Collective Agreements (2001) 
Act on Involvement of Employees in European Companies (2004) 
Act on Job Alternation Leave
Act on Labour Council and Derogation Permits concerning Labour Protection (2004) 
Act on Mediation in Labour Disputes (1962, amended 1993) 
Act on Occupational Safety and Health Enforcement and Cooperation on Occupational Safety and Health at Workplaces (2006) 
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 
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) 
Employment Contracts Act 
Employment Contracts Act (2001, amended 2006) 
Employment Contracts Act 2001
Government Decree on Youth Work 2002
Occupational Safety and Health Act 
Occupational Safety and Health Act 738/2002
Occupational Safety and Health Act 738/2002
Working Hours Act 
Youth Work Act

Health law

Act of the Medical Use of Human Organs and Tissues 
Act on Assisted Fertility Treatments
Act on Food Hygiene of Foodstuffs of Animal Origin 
Act on Health Care Professionals 
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 
Communicable Diseases Act 1986
Communicable Diseases Decree 
Food Act 2006
Food Act 23/2006
Gene Technology Act 
Medical Research Act 
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 
Waste Tax Act 

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 
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 
Act on the Finnish Board of Film Classification 
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) 
Communications Market Act (393/2003) (amendments up to 518/2004 included) 
Communications Market Act (393/2003) (amendments up to 518/2004 included) 
Communications Market Act 1997
Government Decree on Television and Radio Operations
Language Act 2003
Language Act 2003
Library Act 904/1998 
Personal Data Act (1999)
Postal Services Act 
Radio Act 16.11.2001/1015 
Telecommunications Market Act 

Transport and Maritime Law

Act on Licences for Roadworthiness Test of Vehicles 
Act on Registering of Ship's Crew 2006
Act on Registration Services of Vehicles 
Act on Transport of Dangerous Goods 
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 
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 
Highways Act 
Pressure Equipment Act 1999
Railway Act
Register of Ships Act
Register of Ships Decree
Seamen's Act (1978, amended 2006) 
Ship and Port Facility Security Act 
Vehicles Act 1090/2002
Vehicles Act 2002
Vehicular and Driver Data Register Act 
Vessel Traffic Service Act 

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 
Act on Metsähallitus
Act on Trade in Forest Reproductive Material
Act on Water Resources Management 2004
Act on Water Services (119/2001) 
Act on the Financing of Sustainable Forestry
Animal Welfare Act
Animal Welfare Decree
Decree on the Financing of Sustainable Forestry 
Environmental Damage Insurance Act 
Environmental Protection Act 
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) 
Nature Conservation Decree 1997
Waste Act (1072/1993) 
Waste Decree 1993
Waste Oil Charge Act (894/1986) 

Intellectual Property Law

Act on Collective Marks 
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 
Act on the Right in Employee Inventions 
Copyright Act
Decree on Utility Model Rights
Decree on Utility Model Rights 1991
Patents act
Patents act
Registered Designs Act 
Registered Designs Act 
Registered Designs Decree
The Act on Plant Breeder’s Right (No. 789/1992)  as amended
Trademarks Act
Trademarks Act
Trademarks Decree 1964

Arbitration law

Arbitration Act 
Electricity Market Act (386/1995) 

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 
Electricity Market Act (386/1995) 
Government Decree on the sulphur content of heavy fuel oil, light fuel oil and marine gas 2006
Natural Gas Market Act 
Nuclear Energy Act (1987)
Nuclear Energy Act (1987)
Nuclear Energy Decree
Nuclear Energy Decree 
Radiation Act (592/1991)
Radiation Decree
Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority

Construction law

Government Decision on the Safety of Construction Work 
Land Use and Building Decree 
Regional Development Act 

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 
Act on the Protection of Privacy in Electronic Communications
Domain Name Act 

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 
Ministry of Finance
Ministry of Justice
Ministry of Labour
Ministry of Social Affairs and Health 
Ministry of Transport and Communications
Ministry of the Environment
Ministry of the Interior

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