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Special courts

Producer: Statistics Finland
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Main topic: Justice
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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Yes
European Statistical System (ESS): No


These statistics describe cases instigated and decided by special courts. Special courts comprise the Market Court, Labour Court and Insurance Court Tribunal. The Market Court is a special court established in place of the Competition Council and the Market Court, which handles cases concerning market rights, competition rights and public procurement. The Labour Court solves disputes arising from the application and interpretation of collectively bargained agreements, and handles breaches of industrial peace. The Insurance Court handles accident insurance cases, and cases relating to employment and national pensions, unemployment security, military injury, state study aid and criminal liability. Cases relating to personal insurance, such as motor car or home insurance, are not handled by the Insurance Court.

Data content

Market Court; cases instigated and decided by type of case. Labour Court; cases instigated and decided by content of action. Insurance Court; cases instigated and decided by type of case.

Classifications used

Type of case.

Data collection methods and data sources

The data on the cases decided by the Market Court and Labour Court are obtained with questionnaires.

The data on the cases instigated and decided by the Insurance Court are received from its Case Management System via the Information Technology Centre of the Judicial Administration.

Updating frequency


Time of completion or release

Final data are ready in autumn of the year following the statistical reference year.

Time series

Corresponding statistics have been published in the Yearbook of Justice Statistics since 1991 and prior to it in the publication Administration of Justice.


Contact information

Last updated 22.11.2010