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Paavo Antti Juhani NIKULA

Paavo Antti Juhani NIKULA, Member of the Eduskunta. Knight Commander of the Order of the Lion in Finland; Knight Commander of the Order of the Polaris in Sweden.


  • NIKULA, Paavo Antti Juhani was born on August 15, 1942 in Helsinki, Finland. Parents: Jaakko Nikula and Hilppa Nikula (née Leino).

  • Education

    • Master of Laws, 1966. Licentiate of Jurisprudence, 1971. Spoken languages: Finnish, Swedish, English, German.


    • Minister of Justice, 1978-1979. Member, Espoo City Council, 1980-1987. Member of Parliament, 1991-.

      Member, Constitutional Committee. Member. Labour Affairs Committee. Assistant, Pekka Vuorinen law firm, 1966-1967.

      Circuit court clerk, Juva, 1967-1968. Attorney, legal department, OKO Bank, 1968. Library assistant, University of Helsinki Law School library, 1968-1970.

      Assistant, of criminal law, University of Helsinki, 1970-1972. Legislative cllr. Ministry of Justice, 1973-1984. Appellate court judge, 1985-1986.

      Equality ombudsman, 1987-1991.


    • Articles in books and periodicals on legislative and political matters.


    Party affiliation: Green Party


    Evangelical Lutheran.



    History, literature, cinema, cycling. Housing, constitution, human rights.


    • Spouse Riitta Kaarina Nikula (née Kytta), 1967.
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    Born August 15, 1942
    (age 75)