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Business law in Finland

Legal Framework

Independence of Justice
Yes
Equal Treatment of Nationals and Foreigners
Yes
The Language of Justice
Finnish and Swedish
Recourse to an Interpreter
In connection with certain matters involving the fundamental rights of an individual, the party concerned is - according to the Language Act - always entitled to use his or her own language regardless of the language of the municipality. If necessary, interpreters can be used.
Sources of the Law and Legal Similarities
Finland has a parliamentary system, with the main source of the law the constitution of March 2000. The legal system is based on a civil law system that originates from the Swedish law. European Community law is directly applicable and takes precedence over national legislation. The country accepts compulsory ICJ jurisdiction but with reservations.
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Constitution of Finland
Legislation in Finland

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