The activities planned within the Project are envisaged under 4 different groups:

  • Needs assessment on Criminal Justice System
  • Preparation of training curricula for Justice Academy
  • Traning of Criminal Justice System Trainers and organizing seminars
  • Activities on international mutual legal assistance

9 field studies to be held to 3 pilot courthouses namely Ankara, İzmir and Malatya to identify problems from October 2012 to December 2012.

The working groups, composed of international and national experts, representatives of the Ministry of Justice and HCJP, focus on 3 area of studies; actions of police & prosecutors in the pre-trial phase, actions and decisions of judges in trial phase and lastly the organized crimes, crimes related to terrorism and corruption and cybercrimes. A needs assessment analysis will be produced at the end of the visits.

10 study visits to be organized to European institutions and EU member states institutions from November 2012 to May 2013.
In total, 80 trainers, including judges, prosecutors, law enforcement officers,lawyers, forensic medicine experts and officials of the Telecommunication Authority visit the European institutions and EU member states institutions to observe the best practices.

Placement of 10 trainers to EU member states’ institutions during January and May 2013. It is aimed that the trainers will observe and examine the best practices for 1-2 months related to various project topics.

Publication of needs assessment report which is to be drafted by expert groups in the light of the needs assessment analysis and the study visit’s results during May and July 2013.

8 expert meetings to be held by a total of 120 participants from July 2013 to October 2013. The focus will be on the development of training curricula of the Justice Academy on the important topics of criminal justice and human rights.

14000 copies of training materials on criminal justice to be published in the light of ECHR standards from October to December 2013.

14 Training-of-trainers seminars to be organized for  250 judges and prosecutors, lawyers, law enforcement officers, forensic medicine experts, officers of the Telecommunication Authority from January to May 2014.

14 Cascade seminars to be delivered for 420 candidate judges and prosecutors on ECHR standards from May to September 2014.

Needs assessment studies to be conducted related to mutual legal assistance from November 2013 to January 2013.
3 working group meetings to be held between February to March 2013 which will focus on the issues identified by the needs assessment studies.

Recommendations to be elaborated by experts based on the issues addressed in the needs assessment studies and inter-agency working groups to be established on mutual legal assistance from Aprilto May 2013.

4 study visits to EU member states, Eurojust and the European Judicial Network on mutual legal assistance to be organised from May to July 2013.

3000 copy of guidebook to be published upon a strategy to be drawn up on how to improve the system of mutual legal assistance from November 2013 to January 2014.

6 one-day expert’s meetings to be held to disseminate the recommendations of the strategy from February  to March 2014.

5 two-day training seminars on mutual legal assistance to be organized for 150 liasion judges and prosecutors from April to July 2014.

Draft Legislation in respect of mutual legal assistance in criminal matters to be drawn up from April to September 2014.

This project is co-funded by the European Union, the Republic of Turkey and the Council of Europe and implemented by the Council of Europe. The Central Finance and Contracts Unit is the Contracting Authority of this Project.