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Publicity of court proceedings in administrative courts

In administrative courts the proceedings are in the main written, so the publicity of court proceedings mainly means the right to of access to public trial documents, i.e. the judgment.

The hearing and the trial documents in administrative courts are public, unless they concern a matter that according to law is to be kept secret in administration. The status of an administrative matter does not change when proceedings are instituted in an administrative court. However, in certain cases exceptions to the secrecy provisions can be made.

Provisions on the publicity of hearings in administrative courts are included in the Act on the publicity of court proceedings in administrative courts (381/2007).

 
Published 12.4.2017