Johannes Koskinen

Hannu Erkki Johannes Koskinen (born 10 December 1954) is a Finnish politician and a lawyer as profession. He is a member of the Social Democratic Party of Finland (SDP).[1]

Johannes Koskinen
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The government and the parliamentary groups of the governing parties met for a joint climate conference in Vuosaari, Helsinki.
Minister of Justice
In office
15 April 1999 – 22 September 2005
Prime MinisterPaavo Lipponen
Anneli Jäätteenmäki
Matti Vanhanen
Preceded byJussi Järventaus
Succeeded byLeena Luhtanen
Personal details
Born (1954-12-10) 10 December 1954 (age 65)
Janakkala, Finland
Political partySocial Democratic Party

Koskinen was born in Janakkala. He has been a member of the Parliament of Finland from Tavastia Proper since 1991 and served as the Minister of Justice during two Lipponen cabinets, Jäätteenmäki cabinet and first Vanhanen cabinet from April 1999 to March 2005[2]. He was replaced as Minister of Justice by Leena Luhtanen in a cabinet reshuffle.

He has been a member of Hämeenlinna city council 1989–2004 and again since 2009.

He served one of the deputy speakers of the Parliament of Finland.


  1. ^ "Edustajamatrikkeli". Eduskunta. Archived from the original on 2012-10-02.
  2. ^ "Council of State - Ministers of Justice". Retrieved 27 December 2017.
Political offices
Preceded by
Jussi Järventaus
Minister of Justice
Succeeded by
Leena Luhtanen