The twenty-second and twenty-third in-service training seminars for lawyers on individual application procedures and admissibility criteria was organised simultaneously in Kahramanmaraş, Artvin and Rize on 24-25 November 2018 in order to improve the awareness, knowledge and basic skills of lawyers within the framework of the Joint Project on Supporting the Individual Application to the Constitutional Court in Turkey.
The seminars were organized to improve the knowledge and skills of lawyers on individual application procedure to the Constitutional Court. The programme covered the following subjects:
- Introduction to individual application to the Constitutional Court: Scope of the Constitutional Court’s review power
- The rule of exhausting ordinary legal remedies in individual application and the time limit for application
- Manifestly ill-founded applications
- Drafting qualified petitions and filing an application
A total of 147 lawyers consisting of 81 from Kahramanmaraş and Osmaniye, 32 from Artvin and 34 from Rize participated in the training seminars organized on Saturday and Sunday. Each of the trainings was delivered by two facilitator lawyers who completed the training of trainers in 2017 within the project.