A series of cascade training events for Case and Time Management for Court Staff (Module 4) was organised in Ankara and Istanbul under the Joint Project on Improving the Effectiveness of the Administrative Judiciary and Strengthening the Institutional Capacity of the Council of State.
The first round of the training event targeting court staff was held at the premises of the Union of Turkish Bar Associations during 12-14 September 2022, with the attendance of 67 administrative court staff from the first instance and regional administrative courts in Ankara.
The second round of the training programme was held at the premises of the Istanbul Regional Administrative Court during 26-29 September 2022, with the attendance of 81 administrative court staff from the first instance and regional administrative courts in Istanbul.
It is the first time the CEPEJ-SATURN guidelines for judicial time management were introduced to court staff to implement policies aiming to prevent violations of the right to a fair trial within a reasonable time protected by Article 6 of the European Convention on Human Rights.
The training focused on time management, trial process in terms of time management in administrative judiciary, case management system and national judicial network project, principles and procedures in official correspondences, teamwork and Council of Europe, CEPEJ (the European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice) - SATURN (Study and Analysis of Judicial Time Use Research Network) Guidelines, statistics in judiciary and data security.
EU-CoE Joint Project on Improving the Effectiveness of the Administrative Judiciary and Strengthening the Institutional Capacity of the Council of State is co-funded by the European Union, the Council of Europe and the Republic of Türkiye, and implemented by the Council of Europe. The Turkish Ministry of Justice - Directorate General for Legal Affairs is the end beneficiary of the Project. The Central Finance and Contracts Unit is the contracting authority of this Project.