Project : Access to Justice in Armenia

Justice and Legal Co-operation Department

Title Strengthening the Court Management System in Turkey (JP COMASYT)
Project area Judiciary
Budget EUR 5 500 000
Funding 90,91 European Union, 4.79% Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Turkey and 4.30.% Council of Europe
Duration 24 months (19 May 2011– 18 May 2013)

Overall objective:

  • The overall objective is to improve the functioning and efficiency of the judiciary according to European standards as foreseen in the Accession Partnership and the National Programme for the Adoption of the Acquis.

Project purpose:

  • To reform the Turkish court management system and establish a professional, effective and efficient court management system through dissemination of pilot court management practices and the creation of the functions of court manager and judicial assistant.

The following specific objectives will be pursued:

  • To fine-tune the new court management system introduced under the European Union/Council of Europe Joint Programme (JP) “Support to the Court Management System” in line with European standards and best practice; within this framework, to explore the possibility of creating a new judicial post; and to implement the revised system in 20 new pilot courts, with a view to its further dissemination throughout Turkey;
  • To raise the level of professional skills of the auxiliary personnel in the pilot courts and in particular to enhance the effectiveness of court managers and judicial assistants;
  • To ensure that the Inspection Board provide sufficient support to the implementation of the new court management system.