Funded by the European Union and the Council of Europe, Implemented by the Council of EuropeThe main partners and beneficiaries of the Project were the Ministry of Justice (MoJ), the Justice Academy (JA), the High Council of Judges and Prosecutors (HCJP), the Union of Turkish Bar Associations (TBB), the Telecommunication Authority, the Forensic Medicine Institute, the Ministry of Interior (for the Law enforcement agencies) as well as judges and prosecutors, forensic medicine experts, lawyers and law enforcement officials (police and gendarmerie).

The main objective was to improve the application of European human rights standards in the Turkish criminal justice system and to increase its efficiency.

The following results achieved:

  1. The capacity of the judiciary and prosecution services to apply the ECHR in the delivery of criminal justice was strengthened.
  2. The training capacity of the JA on criminal justice and European human rights standards was strengthened
  3. International judicial co-operation in criminal matters was strengthened
  4. The capacity of practicing lawyers to play an active role in the criminal justice system and to apply European Human Rights standards in their daily work was enhanced.