Competent national authority

Republic of Finland

Finland - International Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters 1994 EN

Chapter 1
General provisions

Section 3
Central authority

The Ministry of Justice shall act as Central Authority and discharge the duties falling within the scope of application of this Act.

As Central Authority the Ministry of Justice shall:

1) receive the requests for assistance transmitted by an authority of a foreign State;

2) carry out, either directly or through the competent Finnish authorities, the execution of the requests for assistance transmitted by authorities of a foreign State;

3) transmit the requests for assistance by the competent Finnish authorities to authorities of a foreign State; as well as

4) carry out translations of documents and to discharge other duties of the Central Authority.

Rome Statute

Article 87 Requests for cooperation: general provisions


(a) The Court shall have the authority to make requests to States Parties for cooperation. The requests shall be transmitted through the diplomatic channel or any other appropriate channel as may be designated by each State Party upon ratification, acceptance, approval or accession. Subsequent changes to the designation shall be made by each State Party in accordance with the Rules of Procedure and Evidence.