Jubileum publications

To mark the 90th anniversary of the institution the Parliamentary Ombudsman presented on the 11th of February 2010 function a jubilee book of essay-type articles.
All of the articles deal with the Ombudsman's oversight of legality. They were written by the Ombudsman, the Deputy-Ombudsmen and legal advisers from the Office of the Parliamentary Ombudsman.

The book was published in Finnish, Swedish and English.

The articles as .pdf files

Covers, contents and forword,
pp. 1 - 6 

Riitta-Leena Paunio,
Objectives and challenges - 90 years of the Ombudsman's oversight of legality
pp.7 - 17


Mikko Sarja,
Does it belong or doesn't it? - Observations on the ombudsman's powers
pp. 20 - 50

Pasi Pölönen,
Monitoring fundamental and human rights as the Parliamentary Ombudsman's duty
pp. 51 - 63

Håkan Stoor,
Criticism by the Parliamentary Ombudsman - punishment or guidance?
pp. 64 - 76

Ulla-Maija Lindström,
Compensation for violations of fundamental rights -  decisions and opinions by the Parliamentary Ombudsman
pp.77 - 92

Terhi Arjola-Sarja,
The Ombudsman as an advocate for good administration
pp. 93 - 108

Riitta Länsisyrjä,
The ombudsman and application of EU law
pp.109 - 124

Jari Pirjola,
UN's national preventive mechanism for the prevention of torture
pp. 125 - 137
Jukka Lindstedt,
Discrimination based on ethnic origin
pp. 138 - 169

Jorma Kuopus,
Towards electronic administration
pp. 170 - 183

Pia Wirta and Jaana Romakkaniemi,
Customer service at the Office of the Parliamentary Ombudsman
pp. 184 - 191


Petri Jääskeläinen,
Underlying principles, limits and content of oversight of courts
pp. 194 - 208

Juha Haapamäki,
Oversight of covert police intelligence gathering
pp. 209 - 221 

Mikko Eteläpää
Observations on police custody facilities
pp. 222 - 242

Harri Ojala,
Prisoners' appeals, oversight of legality and legal remedies
pp. 243 - 258

Aila Linnakangas,
Oversight of social rights  -  social assistance as an example
pp. 259 - 276

Minna Verronen,
Inspections of special care facilities for the mentally handicapped - use of coercion as a challenge
pp. 277 - 294

Kaija Tanttinen-Laakkonen,
Oversight of legality in health care
pp. 295 - 310

Iisa Suhonen,
Limited prison service resources a challenge for health care
pp. 311 - 325

Kirsti Kurki-Suonio,
The Parliamentary Ombudsman as an overseer of the rights of the child
pp. 326 - 340

Jussi Pajuoja,
Oversight of religious associations
pp. 341 - 359