Finland is a democratic state governed by the rule of law, with the Constitution giving every individual strong protection for human dignity, self-determination and integrity, in addition to other fundamental rights. The rule of law is based on legislation that protects fundamental and human rights and is applied in independent courts and authorities. Finland is committed to complying with international human rights treaties and EU provisions on fundamental rights. In Finland, the state’s responsibility to promote welfare, health and security is rooted in the Constitution. A capacity of a minor is limited and it is not full until person reaches majority. If a person is under 18 years of age, he/she needs a legal representation in order to enter into binding legal transactions. In applying Finnish guardianship legislation, it is important to note that there are two leading principles.