PROGRAM FOR THE STUDY VISIT TO FINLAND

Date                                    May 14th –16th 2013

Place                                   Helsinki

                                           MoJ and Office of Prosecution General, Albertinkatu 25 B

                                           Salmisaari Courthouse:

-  Helsinki District Court, Porkkalankatu 18

-  Helsinki Appeal Court, Salmisaarenranta 7 I

Pasila Courthouse:

-       Helsinki Administrative Court, Radanrakentajantie 5

-       Market Court, Radanrakentajantie 5

-       Labour Court, Radanrakentajantie 5

-       Insurance Court, Ratapihantie 9

Language                             English

Participants                          Delegation from Turkey (total ca. 20 members), delegation members:

-          6 Chief Public Prosecutors

-          6 Presidents of Assize Courts

-          1 President of the Bar Association

-          2 Turkish Ministry of Justice Officials

-          1 Member of the High Council of Judges and Prosecutors (possibly)

-          2 Council of Europe Staff Members: Mr. Mehmet Tiryaki and Mr. Mats Lindberg

-          2 Interpreters (English-Turkish-English)

Tuesday, May 14th             Visit to the Ministry of Justice and Office of the Prosecution General

9.00               Visit to the MoJ and Office of the Prosecution General

Albertinkatu 25 B, 8th Floor, Helsinki

Hosts: Mr. Kari Kiesiläinen, Head of the Department and Mr. Heikki Liljeroos, Deputy Head of the Department

MoJ, Department of Judicial Administration

9.15               Introductions of representatives from Turkey and Finland

9.30               Introduction to the MoJ and its Department of Judicial administration (its administrative sector, distribution of funds etc) and introduction to the Finnish Judicial system

Mrs. Jennimari Huovinen, Senior Officer

MoJ, Department of Judicial Administration

10.30             Introduction to the Department of Criminal Policy at MoJ (its administrative sector, distribution of funds etc.) and introduction to the Finnish Prosecution service

Mr. Juho Martikainen, Senior Officer, Legal Affairs

MoJ, Department of Judicial Administration

11.30             Lunch (hosted by the MoJ)

13.00             Introduction of the MoJ’s Strategy for premises and the Plan for court premises and their arrangements,

Mr. Kari Kiesiläinen, Head of the Department and Mr. Heikki Liljeroos, Deputy Head of the Department

MoJ, Department of Judicial Administration

14.00             Presentation on the Finnish Prosecution service’s premises and their arrangement

Mrs. Henrika Räsänen, Legal Counsel

Office of the Prosecutor General

Wednesday, May 15th        Visits to the Helsinki District Court and the Court of Appeal

9.00               Visit to the Helsinki District Court

                      Salmisaari Courthouse, Porkkalankatu 18, Helsinki

                      Host: Chief Judge Eero Takkunen, Helsinki District Court

                      Sitting in on a court session (civil hearing)

                      Presentations and discussion about the Court, its premises, case management system, staff and their roles (Chief Judge, Court Manager, Judicial Assistants, Media relations)

                      Information and statistics about Helsinki District Court

                     

                      A tour around the courthouse

11.30             Lunch (hosted by the courts)

13.00             Visit to the Helsinki Court of Appeal

                      Salmisaari Courthouse, Salmisaarenranta 7 I, Helsinki

                      Host: President Mikko Könkkölä, Helsinki Court of Appeal

                      Presentations and discussion about the Court, its premises, case management system, staff and their roles (Chief Judge, Court Manager, Judicial Assistants, Media relations)

                      Information and statistics about Helsinki Court of Appeal

                      A tour around the courthouse

Thursday, May 16th

Visits to the Helsinki Administrative Court, the Labour Court, the Market Court and the Insurance Court

9.00               Visit to the Helsinki Administrative Court

                      Pasila Courthouse, Radanrakentajantie 5, Helsinki

                      Host: Chief Judge Marjatta Mäenpää

                      Presentations and discussion about the Court, its premises, case management system, staff and their roles (Chief Judge, Court Manager, Judicial Assistants, Media relations)

                      Information and statistics about Helsinki Administrative Court

10.30             Visit to the Labour Court

                      Pasila Courthouse, Radanrakentajantie 5, Helsinki

                      Host: President Jorma Saloheimo

                      Presentations and discussion about the Court, its premises, case management system, staff and their roles (Chief Judge, Court Manager, Judicial Assistants, Media relations)

                      Information and statistics about Labour Court

11.30             Lunch (hosted by the courts)

                      A tour around the courthouse

13.30             Visit to the Market Court

                      Pasila Courthouse, Radanrakentajantie 5, Helsinki

                      Host: Chief Judge Kimmo Mikkola

                      Presentations and discussion about the Court, its premises, case management system, staff and their roles (Chief Judge, Court Manager, Judicial Assistants, Media relations)

                      Information and statistics about Market Court

15.00             Visit to the Insurance Court

                      Ratapihantie 9, Helsinki

                      Host: Chief Judge Juha Pystynen

                      Presentations and discussion about the Court, its premises, case management system, staff and their roles (Chief Judge, Court Manager, Judicial Assistants, Media relations)

                      Information and statistics about Insurance Court

                      A tour around the courthouse


Contact information

Ministry of Justice

Mr. Kari Kiesiläinen, Head of Department

tel. + 358 29 51 50138, kari.kiesilainen@om.fi

Mr. Heikki Liljeroos, Deputy Head of the Department

tel. + 358 29 51 50428, heikki.liljeroos@om.fi

Mrs. Jennimari Huovinen, Senior Officer

tel. + 358 29 51 50394, jennimari.huovinen@om.fi

Mr. Juho Martikainen, Senior Officer

tel. + 358 29 51 50520, juho.martikainen@om.fi

Office of the Prosecutor General

Mrs. Henrika Räsänen, Legal Counsel

tel. + 358 29 562 0800 (exchange), henrika.rasanen@oikeus.fi

Helsinki District Court

Mr. Eero Takkunen, Chief Judge

tel. + 358 29 56 44200 (exchange), eero.takkunen@oikeus.fi

Mrs. Katri Mielonen, Executive Assistant

tel. + 358 29 56 4420 (exchange), katri.mielonen@oikeus.fi

Helsinki Court of Appeal

Mr. Mikko Könkkölä, President

tel. + 358 29 56 40500 (exchange), mikko.konkkola@oikeus.fi

Mrs. Eeva Palaja, Administrative Counsel

tel. + 358 29 56 40500 (exchange), eeva.palaja@oikeus.fi

Helsinki Administrative Court

Mrs. Marjatta Mäenpää, Chief Judge

tel. + 358 29 56 42000 (exchange), marjatta.maenpaa@oikeus.fi

Labour Court

Mr. Jorma Saloheimo, President

tel. + 358 29 56 43350 (exchange), jorma.saloheimo@oikeus.fi

Market Court

Mr. Kimmo Mikkola, Chief Judge

tel. + 358 29 56 43300 (exchange), kimmo.mikkola@oikeus.fi

Insurance Court

Mr. Juha Pystynen, Chief Judge

tel. + 358 29 56 43200 (exchange), juha.pystynen@oikeus.fi