Project title
Strengthening the Institutional Capacity of Court of Cassation
Project funding and budget
The project is co-funded by the European Union and the Council of Europe under the Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA) 2015 and has a total budget of 3.000.000 Euros.
Project duration
The project will last 3 years (February 2019 - February 2022)
Target groups and main stakeholders

Target groups of the project are members, rapporteur judges, prosecutors, and auxiliary judicial staff of the Court of Cassation, for a total of approximately 3500 individuals.

Main stakeholders are first instance courts, appellate courts, the Constitutional Court and the Council of State as the supreme courts of Turkey, the Council of Judges and Prosecutors, the Ministry of Justice and the Ministry of Justice department of Training, the Union of Turkish Bar Associations.

Final beneficiaries are the court users and lawyers involved in the justice system on civil and criminal matters.
Project aims and objectives

The main aim of the project “Strengthening the Institutional Capacity of Court of Cassation” is to further strengthen and make more concrete and visible the independence, the impartiality, the efficiency and the administration of the judiciary in Turkey.

Specific objectives are:

  1. Strengthening the institutional capacity of the Court of Cassation;
  2. Enhancing the role of the Court of Cassation in preserving the uniform application of the law throughout the country.
Expected results
Expected results will affect both efficiency and quality aspects of the Court of Cassation:
  • The legal framework governing the appeal process and the structure and functioning of the Court of Cassation will be assessed and revised;
  • Working procedures and tools of the Court of Cassation will be revised, and new ones introduced to ensure a uniform practice by taking into account the best European practices;
  • The quality of the training policy and programme of the Court of Cassation will be improved by taking into account best European practices.
Link to Turkish website
Direct link to Turkish website.

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