The Ombudsman exercises oversight to ensure that public authorities and officials observe the law and fulfil their duties. The scope of oversight includes also other parties performing public functions.
The aim is to ensure good administration and the observance of constitutional and human rights.
Mother tongue recorded in population register does not alone decide entitlement to day care in the Sámi language
Petri Jääskeläinen continuing as Finnish Parliamentary Ombudsman
A Doctor of Laws and LL.M. with Court Training, he has been the Ombudsman since 2010. Before that he served two terms as a Deputy-Ombudsman, from 2002 onwards.
The Eduskunta elects the Ombudsman and two Deputy-Ombudsmen for renewable four-year terms. They perform their tasks impartially and independently of the Eduskunta.
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