Civil society organisations working on women's rights came together on International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

25 November 2022 Ankara

Domestic violence against women is a human rights violation that knows no geographical, age, race or class boundaries. The European Union and the Council of Europe’s joint actions “Fostering women’s access to justice in Turkey” and “ROMACTED-II Promoting Good Governance and Roma Empowerment at...

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Awareness Raising Seminars on Conciliation

25 November 2022 Mardin - Antalya

Awareness raising seminars on conciliation were organised in Mardin on 8-9 November 2022, and in Antalya on 21-22 November 2022 in the framework of the European Union-Council of Europe Joint Project on “Promoting Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) in Turkey”. The seminars were attended by...

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Training on Strategic Litigation for Women’s Rights

21 - 22 November 2022 Ankara

Legal aid and assistance play a vital role in eliminating the barriers and supporting women to exercise their rights as equal citizens. In this respect, the European Union and the Council of Europe’s joint action on “Fostering women’s access to justice in Turkey” has organised a two-day...

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A Delegation of the Court of Cassation of Türkiye visited Italian Judicial Institutions

24-28 October 2022 Italy

A study visit was organised exchange information about the Italian judicial system by visiting high court and other judicial institutions in Rome, Italy between 24-28 October 2022, within the scope of the Joint Project on “Strengthening the Institutional Capacity of Court of Cassation”. A...

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2nd Strategic Planning Meeting for Education Policy Recommendations held in Ankara

16 November 2022 Ankara

The EU/Coe Joint Project on Strengthening Democratic Culture in Basic Education held its 2nd Strategic Planning Meeting for Policy Recommendations on 16 November 2022 in Ankara. The meeting started with the opening speeches of Mr Tuncay Morkoç, Director General of Basic Education at the Ministry...

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Regional Meeting on the Impact of Turkish Constitutional Court Judgments held in Trabzon

10 November 2022 Trabzon

A regional meeting on the impact of Turkish Constitutional Court (TCC) judgments on criminal and civil justice took place in Trabzon on 1 November 2022. This event was organised in the scope of the Supporting the Effective Implementation of Turkish Constitutional Court’s Judgments in the Field of...

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University lecture delivered in Rize

10 November 2022 Rize

On 31 October 2022, a university lecture was organised for the Recep Tayyip Erdoğan University Faculty of Law in Rize. This was the second lecture planned in the framework of the Project to support the Turkish Constitutional Court (TCC). The President, Vice-Presidents, members and...

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Dialogue Among Judiciary on Securing Procedural Safeguards in Criminal Proceedings

10 November 2022 Mardin

On 3 and 4 November 2022, the first Coordination Meeting on Procedural Safeguards was held in Mardin with the participation of 41 representatives of relevant Turkish institutions, including representatives of the Turkish Ministry of Justice Directorate General of Criminal Affairs, members of the...

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Cascade Training Sessions for Civil Monitoring Boards in Türkiye Finalised

8 November 2022

A total of 106 Civil Monitoring Board (CMB) members from 62 separate CMBs throughout Türkiye have benefitted from four cascade training sessions on prison monitoring, following the Training of Trainers that was organised in Istanbul earlier this year. All phases of preparing and conducting...

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Call for tenders for the production of multimedia materials for the Project on “Improving the Effectiveness of the Administrative Judiciary and Strengthening the Institutional Capacity of the Council of State”

4 November 2022 Ankara

The Council of Europe is currently implementing a Project on “Improving the Effectiveness of the Administrative Judiciary and Strengthening the Institutional Capacity of the Council of State”. The purpose of this call is to identify maximum two (2) providers for each lot for the production of...

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Delegates from the Turkish Ministry of Justice Made Observations on the Spanish Model for Alternative Dispute Resolution

3 November 2022 Spain

Study visits of the delegations of the Turkish Ministry of Justice to Spain were organised on 3-6 October 2022 and 17-20 October 2022 to Madrid and Barcelona, respectively, within the framework of the European Union-Council of Europe Joint Project on “Promoting Alternative Dispute Resolution...

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Study Visit of a Turkish Delegation to Strasbourg

25-26 October 2022 Strasbourg

A Turkish Delegation carried out a study visit to Strasbourg on 25-26 October 2022 within the framework of the European Union-Council of Europe Joint Project on Improving the Effectiveness of the Administrative Judiciary and Strengthening the Institutional Capacity of the Council of State. The...

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European Day of Justice

25 October 2022

The European Day of Justice is celebrated each year on 25 October. By acknowledging this day, we aim to bring justice closer to citizens, to inform them on their rights and to promote the work of the Council of Europe and the European Commission in the field of justice. For more information,...

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Improving the Gender Perspective in Measuring and Monitoring Access to Justice in Türkiye

24 October 2022 Ankara

Adopting a gender-sensitive approach when measuring and monitoring access to justice highlights the challenges that women and girls face in accessing justice and paves the way towards developing justice policies and practices that address the needs and rights of women. This was one of the main...

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Turkish Authorities Discuss Improvement of Alimony and Compensation Determination Framework

21-22 October 2022 Mardin

During the roundtable meetings organised under the EU/CoE Joint Project on "Improving the Effectiveness of Family Courts: Better Protection of the Rights of Family Members”, the national authorities were engaged in active discussion with a focus on improving the framework of alimony and...

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In-Service Training on Reasoning of Judgments and Right to Liberty and Security for Turkish Judges and Prosecutors

21-22 October 2022 Antalya

Cascade training using in-service training modules on reasoned judgements in criminal law and right to liberty and security (Article 5 of European Convention on Human Rights) were conducted on 21 - 22 October 2022 in Antalya. This training was attended by 112 judges and prosecutors. The training,...

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Register now: International seminar on “Measuring and monitoring women’s access to justice”

21 October 2022 Ankara

We kindly invite you to our International seminar on “Measuring and monitoring women’s access to justice” to be held on 24 October 2022 at Ankara Hilton Hotel in a hybrid format. The seminar is organised as part of the action “Fostering women’s access to justice in Turkey” under the joint...

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The Fourth Training on Identification, Referral, and Protection of Victims of Human Trafficking Delivered to Law Enforcement Agencies

19 October 2022 Bursa

The training on "Identification, referral and protections of the victims of trafficking in human beings" was delivered to the representatives of law enforcement agencies of Türkiye and was held in Bursa on 19-21 October, 2022. The training was attended by 40 participants, from the Coast Guard...

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Pilot Training and Meeting on Pre-Service Training Modules on Peace Judgeship

14 October 2022 Ankara

A pilot training and meeting on pre-service training modules on peace judgeship were carried out in October 2022 in Ankara at the premises of the Justice Academy of Türkiye. The pre-service training module on Peace Judgeship was piloted with the participation of 25 candidate judges. The training...

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National Preventive Mechanism Staff in Türkiye Trained on Prison Monitoring

14 October 2022 Ankara

On 14 October 2022, a total of 20 staff and experts of the National Preventive Mechanism (NPM) received training on prison monitoring in Ankara. As the 2022 EU Country Report for Türkiye highlights the new dynamics in the NPM in tackling human rights issues and in engaging in constructive...

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