On 10 September 2021, Parliamentary Ombudsman Petri Jääskeläinen chose Principal Legal Adviser Mikko Sarja, LL.Lic., LL.M. with court training, as a substitute for the Deputy-Ombudsman for the term 1 October 2021 – 30 September 2025. Mikko Sarja is the principal legal adviser of the Office of the Parliamentary Ombudsman, and he has served as the substitute for the Deputy-Ombudsman for the previous four-year term as well.
Under the Parliamentary Ombudsman Act, the Parliamentary Ombudsman chooses a substitute for the Deputy-Ombudsman for a maximum term of four years after having received an opinion on the matter from the Constitutional Law Committee. The Constitutional Law Committee proposed selecting Mikko Sarja.
Under the Parliamentary Ombudsman Act, the Parliamentary Ombudsman decides when a substitute is invited to perform the duties of the Deputy-Ombudsman.
Further information is available from Secretary General Matti Marttunen, tel. +358 9 432 3333.