Criminal Code of Finland

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The Criminal Code of Finland[1] (Finnish: rikoslaki, Swedish: strafflag) is the codification of the central legal source concerning criminal law in Finland.


The Criminal Code came into effect in 1894.

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  • Note: Since English is not an official language in Finland, the English translations of Finnish legislation at[2] are unofficial but used by the Finnish Ministry of Justice.
  1. ^ Ministry of Justice. "The Criminal Code of Finland" (PDF). Retrieved July 23, 2010. 
  2. ^ Ministry of Justice. "Database of Finnish legislation". Retrieved July 23, 2010.