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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 present Parliamentary Ombudsman is Mr. Petri Jääskeläinen. The Deputy-Ombudsman are Mr. Jussi Pajuoja and Ms. Maija Sakslin.

Lawyers with the advisory function can help you in writing a complaint, but they don't give juridical assistance. 
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Addressing customers informally in Kela's standard letters is not a breach of law



Maija Sakslin continues as a deputy ombudsman for the next four year period
In plenary session on 4 March the Finnish Parliament Eduskunta re-elected jur.lic Maija Sakslin to continue in office of the deputy ombudsman for the term of four years on beginning 1.4.2014 and ending on 31.3.2018.

Petri Jääskeläinen continuing as Finnish Parliamentary Ombudsman
Meeting in plenary session on 3 December, the Eduskunta re-elected Parliamentary Ombudsman Petri Jääskeläinen to continue in office for the next four-year term 2014 - 2017.

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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