Deputy-Ombudsman Maija Sakslin
Licentiate in Laws, Maija Sakslin is the Deputy Parliamentary Ombudsman since 2010.
In the plenum on 4 March 2014 the parliament elected Sakslin for the second term, which begins on 1 April 2014 and will run till 31 March 2018.
Her first term ran from 1 of April 2010 until 30 March 2014.
Deputy Ombudsman Sakslin's duties include attending to cases concerning
- social welfare
- local government
- defence forces
- enforcement, distraint
- agriculture and forestry
- the rights of the child, early childhood education
- Sàmi affairs
- environmental administration
- traffic and communication
- religious communities.
Ombudsman Sakslin acted as a Chairperson of the Management Board of the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) during 2012–2015. She was a member of the board during 2010–2015.
Ms. Sakslin has worked as a legal researcher at the Social Insurance Institution, Kela, since 1999.
Before that she was a researcher at Kela's research and development unit and at the Institution of International Economic Law at the University of Helsinki and she was the project head in the secretariat of Kela.
Between 1997 and 1998 she served three fixed-length stints as a legal adviser in the Office of the Parliamentary Ombudsman.
In addition, she has numerous expert tasks relating especially to constitutional questions and social security in Finnish and European working groups and research projects.
The special concentration in her research has been on fundamental and human rights, and the division of power between the EU and its Member States.