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(1889) [MARC] Author: Leo Mechelin Translator: Charles J. Cooke
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JUDICIAL ORGANISATION. Ill

in the performance of their duties. The higher
public servants (governors, officers of the Senate,
directors of central administrations) are tried
before the Abo court of appeal.

The procurator (advokatfiskal) of the court
of appeal is the prosecutor in such cases.

(58) The Last Instance.

In explaining the prerogatives of the Senate,
we have already stated that the judicial power,
in the last instance, belonging to the Emperor,
is exercised in his name by the Senate, in the
Department of Justice.

The suitor who wishes to appeal to the Senate
against a decision of the court of appeal in a
civil case must deposit 192 marks,* which sum
is forfeited should the sentence be confirmed.
This obligatory deposit, from which poor people
are exempted, is not required to be made by
those who have recourse to the Senate in a
criminal cause, nor on an appeal from the

* The Finnish mark corresponds to the French franc.—
( Translator’s note.)

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