Pasi Pölönen appointed substitute Deputy-Ombudsman
Parliamentary Ombudsman Petri Jääskeläinen has today appointed Doctor of Laws, LL.B with court training, Docent Pasi Pölönen, born1972, as a substitute Deputy-Ombudsman for the term 15.12.201114.12.2015. Dr. Pölönen is a senior legal adviser in the Office of the Parliamentary Ombudsman.
The Ombudsman chooses a substitute Deputy-Ombudsman for a maximum term of four years having first received the opinion of the Constitutional Law Committee on the matter.
The substitute can perform the duties of a Deputy-Ombudsman who is prevented from doing so or if a post is vacant. According to the Constitution, the provisions that apply to the Ombudsman apply mutatis mutandis also to a substitute Deputy-Ombudsman.
The Ombudsman decides when to ask a substitute to perform a Deputy-Ombudsmans tasks.