|Title||Improving the Efficiency of the Turkish Criminal Justice System|
|Budget||EUR 3 550 000|
|Funding||85% by the European Union, 10% by the Turkish government, 5% by the Council of Europe|
|Partner||The Ministry of Justice, the Justice Academy, the Telecommunication Authority, the Forensic Medicine Institute, the Union of Turkish Bar Associations, the Ministry of Interior (for the Law enforcement agencies)|
|Target group(s)||Judges, prosecutors, trainee judges and prosecutors, forensic medicine experts, lawyers, law enforcement officials (police and gendarmerie)|
|Final beneficiaries||The Ministry of Justice, the Turkish Justice Academy|
|Starting date||12 March 2012|
Objectives of the action:
The overall objective of the Project is to contribute to the improvement of the efficiency of the Turkish criminal justice system in line with European standards.
More specifically, the Project aims at improving the application of human rights standards and enhancing the confidence in the Turkish criminal justice system by increasing, through training and transfer of specific skills, competences and training content, the capacity of a range of actors who are called upon to apply the European standards as part of their official function.
In addition to a launching event that will take place in September 2012 in Ankara, various activities are planned. They are grouped under the 3 main estimated results:
1. Strengthening the capacity of the judiciary and prosecution services to apply the European Convention on Human Rights ECHR in the delivery of criminal justice
2. Redesigning the pre-service and in-service training curricula of the Justice Academy in line with the ECHR
3. Strengthening judicial co-operation for mutual legal assistance