Legislation (laws, propositions, international conventions)

If you base your text on only a few legal sources (more than 3), add them to your list of references. If you cite many legal sources, list them under a separate headline.

Use the law’s official name in the language you are writing in, and its’ number in the constitutional collection.

In the in-text citation, the law title is written with lower case. Use standardized abbreviations if there exists one.  

Note that the Oxford reference system is commonly used in law studies.

Reference list

Trade marks act (544/2019).

Act on Transfers of Real Estate Requiring Special Permission (470/2019)

Convention between the government of the republic of Finland and the government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland for the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income and capital (SopS 1-2/1970. Available from: https://www.finlex.fi/en/sopimukset/verosopimusteksti/1970/19700002 Accessed 18 June 2021.

In-text citation

… according to the trade marks act (544/2019) …

Case law

Read more about citing case law in ECLI, method for citing the case law