The main aim is to contribute to the protection of human rights in Turkey by increasing the institutional capacity of Turkish authorities, primarily of the Department of Human Rights of the Ministry of Justice in order to support the implementation and reporting of the “Action Plan on Human Rights”. The project will focus on three thematic areas of the Action Plan on Human Rights (the right to liberty and security, the right to a fair trial and freedom of expression) and support the national efforts carried out with a participatory approach under the light of the results, findings and assessments of action’s activities to be implemented in the selected areas.

The main partner of the Action is the Department of Human Rights of the Ministry of Justice. Other beneficiaries of the action are: the Ministry of Justice; the Ministry of Interior; the Justice Academy; Turkish Judiciary and the Relevant Public Authorities; Human Rights institutions; Lawyers; Journalists; Academics and Civil society organisations. 

The following results are expected:

  • Turkish authorities and relevant stakeholders apply new knowledge and methods to better implement, monitor and evaluate results of the Action Plan on Human Rights in relation to the right to liberty and security, the right to a fair trial and freedom of expression;
  • Cooperation among relevant stakeholders is enhanced.
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Launch of a new comparative study on custody and pre-trial detention in five selected Council of Europe member states

13 DECEMBER 2021 ANKARA

The protection of human rights in custody and pre-trial detention lies at the core of the European Convention on Human Rights. It is also a key commitment under Turkey’s Action Plan on Human Rights (2021-2023), in particular Goal 5.2, which foresees a series of measures towards “Raising standards...

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Study Visit to the European Court of Human Rights

25-26 NOVEMBER 2021 STRASBOURG

A study visit of a delegation from Turkey to the European Court of Human Rights (the Court) was held on 25-26 November 2021 within the framework of the joint European Union and the Council of Europe programme Horizontal Facility for the Western Balkans and Turkey 2019-2022. The delegation was...

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The Right to a Reasoned Decision: Standards and Good Practices in Drafting Reasoned Judgments in Civil, Criminal and Administrative Matters Discussed in International Seminar

05 NOVEMBER 2021 ANKARA

An international online seminar on “Comparative perspectives on the reasoning of judgments” was held on 5 November 2021. With the participation of close to 200 participants, the meeting brought together legal practitioners from seven countries of common law and civil law to discuss best practices...

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