Tuija Kaarina Brax (née Karvonen; born 6 January 1965 in Helsinki) is a Finnish politician and former Minister of Justice. She is a Member of Finnish Parliament, representing the Green League. She was first elected to the Parliament in 1995. She has been the Minister of Justice in Matti Vanhanen's second cabinet and Mari Kiviniemi's cabinet.[1]

Tuija Brax
Tuija Brax in 2008.
Minister of Justice
In office
19 April 2007 – 22 June 2011
Prime MinisterMatti Vanhanen
Mari Kiviniemi
Preceded byLeena Luhtanen
Succeeded byAnna-Maja Henriksson
Personal details
Born (1965-01-06) 6 January 1965 (age 57)
Helsinki, Finland
Political partyGreen League
SpouseAntti Brax

She has also been a member of the Helsinki City Council from 1993 and she is active in various professional sport organizations.

Brax has a Master's degree in law from the University of Helsinki. Brax has also served as the Chair of the Legal Affairs Committee in the Finnish Parliament. She is married to Antti Brax. They have two children, Aarni (born 1993) and Arttu (born 1997).


  1. ^ "Council of State - Ministers of Justice". Retrieved 27 December 2017.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Tuija Brax at Wikimedia Commons

Political offices
Preceded by Minister of Justice
Succeeded by
Party political offices
Preceded by Chairperson of the Green League
Succeeded by