KKO:2023:14 – Admission of ANOM messages into evidencenformation
The US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Australian Federal Police had co-operated in a sting operation, codenamed Trojan Shield, where the FBI had established a messaging platform called ANOM. The ANOM smartphone app could be used for sending messages to another phone running the same app, with the service being touted as being fully secure.
KKO:2022:47 – Disclosure of Internet subscriber information
Company B had demanded that Internet Service Provider A be ordered, under section 60a of the Copyright Act, to disclose to B the subscriber information pertaining to 34 accounts specified by way of IP addresses, as these accounts had been used to make copyrighted material available to the public without authorisation and to an extent that was significant in terms of copyright protection.
KKO:2022:26 – Fishing restriction imposed on the Sámi indigenous people and its relationship to their fundamental rights (game offence)
The public prosecutor brought charges against A, B, and C for a game offence and against D for a game offence as a young person. According to the charges, on 29 July 2017 the defendants had fished with rods, reels, and lures on the west bank of the Vetsijoki river between Bajitrochi and Vuolitluovosvárjohsuolu, that is, on state waters under the management of the Metsähallitus [State land and water management agency], without the requisite permit issued by the Metsähallitus.
KKO:2022:25 – Fishing restriction imposed on the Sámi indigenous people and its relationship to their fundamental rights (fishing offence)
The public prosecutor brought a charge for a fishing offence against A, a local Sámi. According to the charge, A had fished for salmon with a stationary net in the Utsjoki river between 8 August and 10 August 2017 and again between 14 August and 17 August 2017, that is, outside of the permitted fishing period and thereby in contravention of the Government Decree on Fishing in the Tenojoki Tributaries, issued on the basis of the Fishing Act.
Supreme Court admitted ANOM messages into evidence
The Supreme Court issued a precedent ruling noting that even though access to the messages had been obtained through unlawful means, their admission into evidence did not compromise the fairness of the trial.
Press release 23.2.2023
Opening speech by Tatu Leppänen, President of the Supreme Court of Finland, at the IACA Conference “People Centered Justice in the New Normal”, 18 October 2022 Helsinki
"As the world becomes more complex and interconnected, reinforcing of the court administration at the national and international levels is essential."
Opening speech 18.10.2022
The president of the Supreme Court, Mr. Tatu Leppänen and the president of the Supreme Administrative Court, Mr. Kari Kuusiniemi met with the president of the ECHR, Mr. Robert Spano
The presidents of the highest courts of Finland announced the willingness of their courts to join the network of superior courts of the member states of the Council of Europe (Superior Courts Network), maintained by the ECHR.
Press release 5.5.2022