The main objective is to strengthen and make the Turkish judiciary more efficient, effective and visible by ensuring its compliance with the international and European standards in the field of criminal justice.

The main partner of the project is the Directorate General of Criminal Affairs and Justice Academy of Turkey.

The following results are expected:

  • Institutional capacity of Turkish judiciary and other authorities to deliver criminal justice in line with the ECHR standards is strengthened;
  • Knowledge and skills of the Turkish legal professionals to apply European human rights in the field of criminal justice is enhanced;
  • Co-operation and awareness among relevant national institutions and also enabling access to all citizen to criminal justice is improved;

Meeting on Enhancing Cooperation and Awareness on Fight against Financing of Terrorism Among Relevant National Institutions Held


On 31 March 2022, the first Coordination Meeting on Financing of Terrorism was held in Gaziantep in hybrid format with the participation of the representatives of relevant Turkish institutions (Ministry of Justice including the Heads of Departments of Directorate General of Criminal Affairs,...

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Open Court Day for University Students at the Gaziantep Courthouse


The sixth Open Court Day was held at the Gaziantep Courthouse on 1 April 2022 for Faculty of Law students of Gaziantep University and Hasan Kalyoncu University, with the aim of increasing their knowledge regarding the functioning of the criminal justice system and citizen’s rights. A group of 29...

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Training of Trainers on Criminal Justice organised for part-time and full-time trainers Justice Academy of Turkey

27-30 MARCH 2022 SAPANCA

The Council of Europe Programme Office in Ankara has launched face-to-face training of trainers under the project “Strengthening the Criminal Justice System and the Capacity of Justice Professionals on Prevention of the European Convention on Human Rights Violations in Turkey.” A 4-day training...

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