Finnish Criminal Code, esp. chapter 21, 5§, 6§, 7§.
Criminal code, chapter 21: 5§ = assault (pahoinpitely); 6§ = aggravated assault (törkeä pahoinpitely); 7§ = minor assault (lievä pahoinpitely).
Applicability of the principle of extraterritoriality
Finnish law applies to an offence committed outside of Finland which, under Finnish law, may be punishable by imprisonment for more than six months, if the State in whose territory the offence was committed has requested that charges be brought in a Finnish court or that the offender be extradited because of the offence, but the extradition request has not been granted.
Types of FGM addressed
As there is no specific law against female genital mutilation, this cannot be defined. However, each form of FGM can be interpreted as some sort of punishable assault. The article most likely to be applied would be 6§, aggravated assault.
Number of court cases
Number of FGM cases registered with judicial authorities
These measures have not been used due to FGM.
Availability of information collecting system or reports
Information mainly gathered in finlex-database, where also an English translation of the Criminal code by Ministry of Justice is available. There is no special body collecting statistics on FGM criminal cases since there has not been any.
http://www.finlex.fi and FI_45_TI, Ministry of Justice as well as the existing info concerning Finland from EIGE. http://www.finlex.fi/fi/laki/kaannokset/1889/en18890039?search[type]=pik...
Date of entering into force
21/04/1995 (5§) 13/07/2001 (6§) 21/04/1995 (7§)