Courts of appeal

There are five courts of appeal in Finland: Eastern Finland (in Kuopio), Helsinki, Rovaniemi, Turku and Vaasa.

Most of the cases dealt with by the courts of appeal are appeals against decisions of the district courts. In addition, courts of appeal decide, as the first court instance, cases concerning treason and high treason and certain offences in public office.

The courts of appeal are also responsible for supervising, on a general level, the operations of the district courts in their judicial district.