The first peer-to-peer round table on the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR), case law of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) and Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU) was held in Ankara on 12 - 13 November 2019 gathering 28 participants, including representatives from the Council of State, Turkish Constitutional Court, Council of Judges and Prosecutors, Presidents and Members of Administrative and Tax Courts together with representatives of the Ministry of Justice, EU Delegation to Turkey, and national and international experts.
This first peer-to-peer round table initiates a process aiming at supporting a higher consistency with ECHR and CJEU standards and jurisprudence in the Turkish administrative judiciary.
Participants discussed how to encourage national judges to apply key-standards of the ECHR and ECtHR’s case-law in their current practice. Valuable insights about the respective jurisprudence of the CJEU were also provided. To clarify how these standards are applicable within the national context, legislation and domestic legal traditions were the focus of the round table meeting.
The meeting was conducted in the framework of the Project on “Improving the Effectiveness of The Administrative Judiciary and Strengthening the Institutional Capacity of The Council of State”, implemented by the Council of Europe (CoE) and funded by the European Union (EU), the Republic of Turkey and the CoE.