Petition for appeal
The Main Rule of the Student Union of the University of Tampere orders the following on appealing the decisions of the Council of Representatives, the Executive Board or the Central Election Committee (section 40):
Everyone has the right of appeal concerning the decisions of the Council of Representatives, Executive Board and Central Election Committee on the grounds of violation against privacy. The members of the Student Union also have the right of appeal on the grounds of that the decision has been made by deviating from law, decree, rules or other regulations concerning the Student Union or that the decision is otherwise contrary to law, decree or regulations concerning the Student Union. A decision which only concerns preparation or execution of a certain matter may not be appealed against. The appeal has to be submitted to the Hämeenlinna Administrative Court according to the Act on the Application of Administrative Law (586/96).
An appeal shall be lodged within 30 days of notice of the decision. When calculating this period, the day of notice shall not be included.
An appeal shall be lodged in writing. The appeal document, which shall be addressed to the appellate authority, shall indicate:
- the decision challenged;
- the parts of the decision that are challenged and the amendments demanded to it; and
- the grounds on which the challenge is based.
If leave to appeal is required in the matter, the appeal document shall indicate why leave should be granted.
The appeal document shall indicate the name and domicile of the appellant. If the right of the appellant to be heard is exercised by his legal representative or attorney or if the appeal document has been drawn up by someone else, the document shall indicate also his name and domicile.
The appeal document shall further indicate the postal address and telephone number where the notices relating to the matter can be served on the appellant. The appellant, his legal representative or attorney shall sign the appeal document.
The following shall be appended to the appeal document:
- the decision challenged, in the original or as a copy;
- a certificate on the date of notice of the decision or other evidence on the date when the appeal period began to run; and
- the documents on which the appellant relies in support of his demand, unless these have already earlier been delivered to the authority.
An attorney shall append his power of attorney to the appeal document, as provided in section 21 of the Administrative Judicial Procedure Act. The appeal document shall be delivered to the authority within the appeal period. It may be delivered personally or by post. Even when delivered by post, the appeal must have reached the appellate authority on the last day of the appeal period before the end of office hours. Delivery of the appeal by post takes place at the risk of the sender.
You can find the contact information for the Hämeenlinna Administrative Court here (in Finnish).