Parliamentary Ombudsman

The Parliamentary Ombudsman oversees and promotes the legality of actions taken by public authorities and the implementation of fundamental and human rights.

The Ombudsman:

  • examines complaints,
  • takes initiatives on his own and
  • carries out inspections at offices and institutions, in particular at prisons, military garrisons and other closed institutions.

The present Parliamentary Ombudsman is Petri Jääskeläinen (in office since 1 January 2010).

The current Deputy Ombudsmen are Maija Sakslin and Pasi Pölönen.

The Human Rights Centre is administratively located within the Office of the Parliamentary Ombudsman. The Ombudsman appoints the Director and experts of the Human Rights Centre as well as the members of the Human Rights Delegation.

The Ombudsman submits an annual report on its activities for the Parliament and separate reports when necessary.

For further information:
Website of the Parliamentary Ombudsman