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Tue, 29 Dec, 2015 01:13:37 AM
FTimes- STT Report, Dec 29
The newly appointed President of the Supreme Court, Timo Esko. File Photo Lehtikuva.
The newly appointed president of the Supreme Court, Timo Esko has spoken against reducing the number of district courts, reported the Finnish language daily Savon Sanomat.
In 2010, the number of district courts was reduced significantly to the present 24, and there are plans to further reduce the number to only about 14.
According to Esko, the network of the district courts is already sparse, especially in respect to the surface area of the country.
“Among the Nordic countries, Denmark has almost the same number. The number of lower courts in Sweden is more than 40 and in Norway it is over 60,” Esko told the Savon Sanomat.
The judiciary is faced with pressures to save up, which according to Esko will lead to longer processing time at the district courts as well as in the appeal courts.
The Supreme Court president, however, considers the current situation reasonable.
“We have been positioned quite satisfactorily, for instance, in the [the European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice] report on the effectiveness of the courts,” he said.
Esko will begin his turn at the beginning of next year.
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