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1 June 20 – 21, 2013, Strasbourg CEPEJ in Turkey REPUBLIC OF TURKEY CEPEJ IN TURKEY Ismail Aksel CEPEJ Member of Turkey

2 June 20 – 21, 2013, Strasbourg CEPEJ in Turkey REPUBLIC OF TURKEY Presentation Plan Judicial Reform in Turkey and CEPEJ - Judicial Reform Strategy - Strategic Plans of Judicial Institutions CEPEJ Activities in Turkey - New Website for the CEPEJ Activities - Translation of the CEPEJ Reports - Coordination Board for the CEPEJ SATURN Project in Turkey

3 June 20 – 21, 2013, Strasbourg CEPEJ in Turkey REPUBLIC OF TURKEY JUDICIAL REFORM IN TURKEY and CEPEJ

4 June 20 – 21, 2013, Strasbourg CEPEJ in Turkey REPUBLIC OF TURKEY Basic Policy Documents Judicial Reform Strategy Strategic plans of judicial institutions

5 June 20 – 21, 2013, Strasbourg CEPEJ in Turkey REPUBLIC OF TURKEY Judicial Reform Strategy Basic policy document prepared in the process of the accession negotiations between Turkey and the EU and put into force in Objectives and goals cover all aspects of the judiciary in Turkey. Covers the responsible agencies and necessary budget.

6 June 20 – 21, 2013, Strasbourg CEPEJ in Turkey REPUBLIC OF TURKEY Strategic Plans of Judicial Institutions All judicial institutions are responsible for preparing a strategic plan. These plans should be prepared in accordance with the Judicial Reform Strategy. They should include necessary budget.

7 June 20 – 21, 2013, Strasbourg CEPEJ in Turkey REPUBLIC OF TURKEY The Influence of the CEPEJ Reports STAGE-1: Preparation STAGE-2: Implementation STAGE-2: Evaluation

8 June 20 – 21, 2013, Strasbourg CEPEJ in Turkey REPUBLIC OF TURKEY Preparation of Reform Documents in the Light of the CEPEJ The data provided by the CEPEJ Reports have been used as basis.

9 June 20 – 21, 2013, Strasbourg CEPEJ in Turkey REPUBLIC OF TURKEY The Data from CEPEJ Reports in Strategic Plans 8 Tables from CEPEJ Reports have been used in the Strategic Plan of the MoJ. 6 Tables from CEPEJ Reports have been used in the Strategic Plan of the HCJP.

10 June 20 – 21, 2013, Strasbourg CEPEJ in Turkey REPUBLIC OF TURKEY Budget of Judicial Institutions Total public budget allocated to the judicial system per inhabitant; - 11,0 € in 2008 (2010 CEPEJ Report) - 7,0 € in 2006 (2008 CEPEJ Report) - 4,7 € in 2004 (2006 CEPEJ Report)

11 June 20 – 21, 2013, Strasbourg CEPEJ in Turkey REPUBLIC OF TURKEY Increasing the budget of judicial institutions was one of the most important factors for the judicial reform. - In 2012 Report: 17,0 € Budget of Judicial System

12 June 20 – 21, 2013, Strasbourg CEPEJ in Turkey REPUBLIC OF TURKEY Budget of Judicial System € € € €

13 June 20 – 21, 2013, Strasbourg CEPEJ in Turkey REPUBLIC OF TURKEY Human resources of judiciary was also a problem before the reform. Human Resources Judges Public Prosecutors

14 June 20 – 21, 2013, Strasbourg CEPEJ in Turkey REPUBLIC OF TURKEY In the Judicial Reform Strategy, (Goal 3.4) Human Resources … increasing quantity of judges, public prosecutors and judicial staff to a sufficient level. In the Strategic Plan of the MoJ, (Goal 2.1) Until the end of 2014, taking international standards into consideration, the number of personnel in judiciary will be increased.

15 June 20 – 21, 2013, Strasbourg CEPEJ in Turkey REPUBLIC OF TURKEY In 2013: - Judges: Prosecutors: Human Resources

16 June 20 – 21, 2013, Strasbourg CEPEJ in Turkey REPUBLIC OF TURKEY CEPEJ ACTIVITIES IN TURKEY

17 June 20 – 21, 2013, Strasbourg CEPEJ in Turkey REPUBLIC OF TURKEY New Website for the CEPEJ Activities A special website has become operational for the CEPEJ’ activities in Turkey. Purposes - to announce activities, - to raise awareness, - to provide materials,

18 June 20 – 21, 2013, Strasbourg CEPEJ in Turkey REPUBLIC OF TURKEY

19 June 20 – 21, 2013, Strasbourg CEPEJ in Turkey REPUBLIC OF TURKEY Translation of the CEPEJ Reports European judicial systems Edition 2012 (data 2010) (translated and but not published yet) European judicial systems Edition 2010 (data 2008) (translated and published) European judicial systems Edition 2008 (data 2006) (translated and published)

20 June 20 – 21, 2013, Strasbourg CEPEJ in Turkey REPUBLIC OF TURKEY Coordination Board for the CEPEJ The Coordination Board for the CEPEJ has been established for more effective coordination among judicial institutions.

21 June 20 – 21, 2013, Strasbourg CEPEJ in Turkey REPUBLIC OF TURKEY Coordination Board for the CEPEJ The Coordination Board for the CEPEJ consists of the representatives from; - The Ministry of Justice - The High Council of Judges and Prosecutors - The Court of Cassation - The Council of State - The Justice Academy The secretariat of the Board is carried out by the Ministry of Justice (CEPEJ Member).

22 June 20 – 21, 2013, Strasbourg CEPEJ in Turkey REPUBLIC OF TURKEY SATURN PROJECT IN TURKEY

23 June 20 – 21, 2013, Strasbourg CEPEJ in Turkey REPUBLIC OF TURKEY Turkey has taken part in SATURN Project Three pilot courts will take part in the Project; - Administrative Court in Ankara, - Civil and Criminal Court in Erzurum, - Civil and Criminal Court in Amasya,

24 June 20 – 21, 2013, Strasbourg CEPEJ in Turkey REPUBLIC OF TURKEY Turkey has taken part in SATURN Project Main activities; - Several meetings in Ankara, - A meeting in Erzurum, - Study visits to Ankara, Amasya and Erzurum Courthouses was planned.

25 June 20 – 21, 2013, Strasbourg CEPEJ in Turkey REPUBLIC OF TURKEY Turkey has taken part in SATURN Project Next steps for SATURN; - Collecting data from the pilot courts will start at the beginning of September, - At the end of the 12-month period a report will be issued on time management for administrative, criminal and civil cases. - Systematic implementation for all courts will start in 2015.

26 June 20 – 21, 2013, Strasbourg CEPEJ in Turkey REPUBLIC OF TURKEY SATURN Project is Included in the New Draft for the Judicial Reform Strategy A draft to update the Judicial Reform Strategy has been prepared. SATURN Project has been included in this new draft as follows: - Goal 10.5 The efforts for structural and practical improvement, including the development of a judicial time management system, will continue in order to eliminate the problem of excessive length of trials. Remarks: In addition to other structural and practical measures, activities for implementing the judicial time management tools of the SATURN Project of the CEPEJ will be followed up.

27 June 20 – 21, 2013, Strasbourg CEPEJ in Turkey REPUBLIC OF TURKEY QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

28 June 20 – 21, 2013, Strasbourg CEPEJ in Turkey REPUBLIC OF TURKEY THANK YOU FOR YOUR ATTENTION İsmail Aksel


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