Funded by the European Union and the Council of Europe, Implemented by the Council of EuropeThe main beneficiary of the Project is the Constitutional Court of Turkey, and the stakeholders include the Court of Cassation, the Council of State, the Military Court of Cassation, the High Administrative Military Court, the Justice Academy, the High Council for Judges and Prosecutors, the Union of Turkish Bar Association and the Ministry of Justice.

The main objective of the Project is to: contribute to supporting and strengthening of the individual application system to the Turkish Constitutional Court by empowering the judiciary in Turkey in line with the acquis, the rights and freedoms guaranteed under the system of the European Convention of Human Rights (ECHR).

The following outputs and results are expected:

  • the rights and freedoms set forth in the Turkish Constitution and the ECHR are better secured at the national level;
  • the capacity of the judges, prosecutors and lawyers in Turkey on the individual application mechanism and implementation of fundamental rights protected by the ECHR is increased;
  • the co-operation of the Turkish Constitutional Court and the other high courts with their European counterparts is increased; and
  • the awareness of the Turkish public on the individual application mechanism to the Constitutional Court and the implementation of fundamental rights is increased.
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Effective remedies for human rights in Turkey: international conference marks 7th anniversary of constitutional complaint mechanism

23 September 2019 Istanbul

A mechanism inspired by the European Court of Human Rights, the individual application system enables any person in Turkey to lodge a complaint with the Constitutional Court if he or she considers that his or her rights and freedoms have been violated. The European Union, the Council of Europe...

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In-service Training Session for Judges and Prosecutors in Trabzon

14-16 September 2019 Trabzon

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...

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In-service Training Sessions for Judges and Prosecutors in Various Cities

April - May 2019 Antalya, Adana, Izmir

Three in-service training sessions were organized for judges and prosecutors within SIAC Project in April and May 2019 with the participation of 327 judges and prosecutors from first and second instance courts (Courts of Appeals); thirty three trainer/facilitator judges and prosecutors as well as...

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