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;

Dialogue among judiciary on securing procedural safeguards in criminal proceedings


On 3 and 4 November 2022, the first Coordination Meeting on Procedural Safeguards was held in Mardin with the participation of 41 representatives of relevant Turkish institutions. It included representative of the of the Ministry of Justice of Türkiye; Directorate General of Criminal Affairs,...

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Pilot Training and Meeting on Pre-Service Training Modules on Peace Judgeship

14 OCTOBER 2022 Justice Academy of Türkiye (JAT)

A pilot training and meeting on pre-service training modules on peace judgeship were carried out in October 2022 in the Justice Academy of Türkiye (JAT). The pre-service training module on Peace Judgeship was piloted at the premises of the JAT with the participation of 25 candidate judges. The...

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Turkish Judges and Prosecutors attend Study Visit to Belgium


During the period of 3 to 5 October 2022, representatives of the Turkish Ministry of Justice and judges and prosecutors attended a tailored programme on combatting financing of terrorism in Belgium. The Delegation was headed by the Director General of Criminal Affairs of the Ministry of Justice,...

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