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;

Open Court Day for University Students in Ankara West Courthouse


The first Open Court Day (in the Ankara West Courthouse) was held on 29 November 2021 for the Faculty of Law students of Ankara University, Bilkent University and Hacı Bayram Veli University, with the aim of increasing their knowledge regarding the functioning of the criminal justice system and...

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Online HELP Kick-off Meeting

Presentations on three HELP courses: Procedural safeguards in criminal proceedings and victims’ rights, reasoning of criminal judgements and alternative measures


The HELP Kick-off Meeting was held online on 15 October 2021 to announce the launching of the tutored HELP Courses on Procedural safeguards in criminal proceedings and victims' rights; Reasoning of criminal judgements; Alternative measures to detention, which are translated and adapted within the...

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Inclusive dialogue and discussion with representatives of the judiciary in Turkey on development of practical Guides related to procedural safeguards in criminal proceedings


On 23 and 24 September 2021 a working group meeting on the Guide on Reasonable Suspicion; Grounds for Detention and Alternative Measures and the Guide on Procedural Safeguards in Pre-Trial Detention Proceedings was organised in a hybrid meeting format. Representatives of the Court of Appeals,...

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