When deemed necessary, committees of the Eduskunta invite the Ombudsman or a Deputy-Ombudsman to a formal hearing as an expert on questions of legislative drafting.

Referendaries from the Office of the Ombudsman can also be summoned as experts by the committees. The fundamental and human rights perspective is usually highlighted at these hearings.

Human rights perspective highlighted in submissions

In the submissions, the Ombudsman outlines stances on various reports or sets forth proposals concerning new legislation or amendments to existing laws.

Through submissions, the Ombudsman also mediates the fundamental and human rights perspective into the legislative drafting process.