Pauliine Koskelo, the President of the Supreme Court of Finland, has expressed her disapproval at the plans of the Government to reduce appropriations for courts of law and the Finnish Prosecution Service. “It's perfectly clear that slashing the appropriations without reforms will lead directly to poorer administration of justice,” she argues in an interview with Helsingin Sanomat.
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Koskelo: Cost cuts threaten judicial protection
Staff costs being the greatest expenditure item of courts, slashing the appropriations would necessitate personnel reductions and, thereby, compromise the capacity of the courts to process the cases brought before them with due diligence.