The twenty-eighth and last in-service training session for judges and prosecutors within the Project "Supporting the individual application to the Constitutional Court in Turkey" was held on 14-16 September 2019 in Trabzon with the participation of 91 judges and prosecutors from first and second instance courts (Courts of Appeals); nine trainer/facilitator judges and prosecutors as well as the representatives of the Turkish Justice Academy. A total of 3030 judges and prosecutors have been trained by their peers in these training sessions aiming to increase the capacities of first instance judges and prosecutors to identify violations of fundamental rights and freedoms.
For this session, the participants were divided into three sub-groups according to their fields of specialisation (civil/ criminal/ administrative judges and prosecutors), addressing the following topics:
- The right to life and the prohibition of torture;
- The right to liberty and security;
- The right to respect for private life and family life;
- Freedom of religion and conscience / expression / assembly and association.
Participants were given certificates at the end of the session.