Quality of Legal Decisions: The Criteria Established by the Finnish Judiciary

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This article examines the way the quality of legal decisions has been conceived by the Finnish judiciary and legal scholars. Furthermore, there is a description of how this issue has been regulated within the Finnish legal order and legal system in general. The study classifies and analyses the nature of various quality criteria within a methodological framework created for this purpose. In the end, there is a critical evaluation of the prevailing Finnish doctrine of legal sources and a proposal of more principled approach to legal decision-making and judicial motivation.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHow to Measure the Quality of Judicial Reasoning
EditorsMátyás Bencze, Gar Yein Ng
Place of PublicationCham
ISBN (Print) 978-3-319-97315-9
Publication statusPublished - 2018
MoEC publication typeA3 Part of a book or another research book

Publication series

SeriesIus gentium : Comparative perspectives on law and justice

Field of science

  • Law


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