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Paavo Antti Juhani NIKULA

Member of the Eduskunta

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).


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.


Evangelical Lutheran.


  • Other Interests

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


Spouse Riitta Kaarina Nikula (née Kytta), 1967.