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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.
The Ombudsman investigates complaints, launches own investigations and carries out on-site inspections in official agencies and institutions.

The present Parliamentary Ombudsman is Mr. Petri Jääskeläinen. The Deputy-Ombudsmen are Mr. Jussi Pajuoja and Ms. Maija Sakslin.
Can the Ombudsman help You?
You can complain to the Ombudsman about authorities, officials and others who perform a public task.

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