Legal Links in English

LINKS TO SWEDISH LEGAL SOURCES

Legislation

Since English is not an official language in Sweden, all the English statutes are only non-official translations. Also copy rights restrictions apply.

Swedish Parliament (Riksdag) 

Government Offices of Sweden - E.g. in the category ”Legislation and justice ” you will find over 100 translations of legislation and other legal material in English.

Ministry of Justice of Sweden

Lagrummet.se - Lagrummet.se is a portal for Swedish public administration legal information. In lagrummet.se you will find legal information from the Government, the Swedish Parliament, Higher courts and Government agencies (approx. 90). You can also find a number of international sources of information.

Functioning of the Judicial System

The Supreme Court of Sweden - See Lagrummet.se for translations.

The Swedish Courts of Law 

The Swedish Prosecution Authority

Swedish Economic Crime Authority

The Swedish Police

Crime Victim Compensation and Support Authority in Sweden

Tax Swedish Administration - Here authorities have gathered threir information, brochures and forms in English. It's divided into three categories: Individuals and employees; employers, businesses and corporations; and Other.

The Swedish Bar Association

LINKS TO FINNISH LEGAL SOURCES

Legislation

Since English is not an official language in Finland, all the statutes in English are only non-official translations. Also copy rights restrictions apply.

Parliament of Finland https://www.eduskunta.fi/EN/Pages/default.aspx

Finnish Government http://valtioneuvosto.fi/en/frontpage

Ministry of Justice http://oikeusministerio.fi/en/index.html

FINLEX ® http://www.finlex.fi/en/ - All regulations are detailed in the Finlex database, which is accessible to everyone free of charge. There are all the time more Laws and Acts translated in the Ministry in English, but the translatins are often a few years old and amendments to the law have not been followed. Therefore, you should not rely on the English translations in official businesses.

Functioning of the Judicial System

The Supreme Court - See also FINLEX. Case-law in FINLEX consists of over ten databases. The precedents of the following courts are available: The Supreme Court (Korkein oikeus, in Finnish and Swedish), the Supreme Administrative Court, (Korkein hallinto-oikeus), the Courts of Appeal (Hovioikeus), the Administrative Courts (Hallinto-oikeus), the Market Court (markkinaoikeus, in Finnish and Swedish), the Labour Court (Työtuomioistuin) and the Insurance Court (Vakuutusoikeus). In addition, there are databases with the summaries of judgments of the European Court of Human Rights and the Court of Justice of the EC. The database on Case-law in Legal Literature is available in English.

The Finnish Prosecution Service

Judicial system in Finland - Information about the functioning of the court of law and prosecutors, on legal aid and enforcement can be found on the website of Judicial system.

The Finnish Police

The Finnish Tax Administration - The site is available mostly only in Finnish and Swedish (Skatt.fi) but with all the time more content translated into English.

The Finnish Bar Association 

Suomi.fi Portal - Suomi.fi is a one-stop service of Finnish public administration for citizens. The portal contains e-services and forms; information links; and information packages. Suomi.fi is a one-stop service of Finnish public administration for citizens. Also the service map of public sector service point information and Citizen’s account are part of Suomi.fi.

LINKS TO EUROPEAN UNION

European Union

ECLI (European Case Law Identifier) - Commissions new huge search engine in European law provides information on justice systems and access to justice throughout the EU, in 23 languages. The search engine provides access to close to 4 million case law decisions from the Court of Justice of the European Union, the European Patent Office, and several Member States.

EUR-Lex - EUR-Lex provides free access to European Union law and other documents considered to be public. Requires registration.

Court of Justice of the European Union 

Consilium - The database contains information on agreements and conventions already in force and those that are still being negotiated. For agreements and conventions that are already complete, a link is provided to the full text in the EU's Official Journal.

Eurojust - The EU's Judicial Cooperation Unit.

Europol - The European law enforcement acency.

N-Lex - A common gateway to national law ot the Member States.

EuroVoc - The EU's multilingual thesaurus.

LINKS TO THE UNITED NATIONS (UN)

United Nations Office on Drug and Crime (UNODC)

United Nations crime-related and drug-related treaties, conventions and their related protocols

UNODC tools and publications on crime prevention and criminal justice

UNODC on money-laundering and countering the financing of terrorism

Money-laundering related links

UNODC on money-laundering and countering the financing of terrorism

Legal Library on Drug Control (UNODC)

United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI) 

LINKS TO COUNCIL OF EUROPE AND ECHR

Council of Europe

European Court of Human Rights (ECHR)

ECHR case-law (HUDOC)

Official texts of the European Convention on Human Rights

LINKS TO ORGANIZATION FOR SECURITY AND COOPERATION IN EUROPE (OSCE)

Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) 

OSCE publications