Legislative information in FINLEX is organized in six databases. The database of translations of Finnish acts and decrees contains translations of Finnish Acts of Parliament (mostly in English). The consolidated texts of acts and decrees in (Finnish and in Swedish) and the original texts of acts and decrees are in separate databases. The reference database of legislation includes a list of changes made on any act or decree. All Sámi language acts and decrees are also available. The most recent acts are found daily in the Electronic Statutes of Finland.
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.
- › Case-Law in Legal Literature
- › Supreme Court
- › Supreme Administrative Court
- › Courts of Appeal
- › Administrative Courts
- › Market Court
The section of secondary legislation consists of four databases. The database of the decrees, decisions and regulations of Ministries and Central Agencies is available in Finnish and Swedish. The decisions of the Chancellor of Justice (Valtioneuvoston oikeuskansleri) and the Data Protection Board (Tietosuojalautakunta) are only in Finnish. A special database consists of the Collective Agreements concluded by the registered associations of employers and employees.
The texts of the multilateral and bilateral treaties concluded by Finland are found in a Finnish-language database. The reference database of the treaties includes reference data, e.g. the date of entry-into-force, ratification date, a list of parties to the treaties and the reservations made by the parties. The most recent treaties are found in the Electronic Treaty Series of Finland, with all treaties published in the Statutes of Finland since 1999, with the same lay-out as in the printed version, in PDF. The PDF version includes also treaties in the original languages, e.g. English and French.
The Government Bills (draft laws) are available since 1992. In addition, the bills since 2001 are available with the same lay-out as in the printed version, in PDF. A separate list of the pending Government Bills is available.