The project covers the most fundamental themes of criminal justice on a wide range of topics such as organized crimes and cyber crimes, the fight against corruption and the special investigation procedures, the evaluation of Forensic Medicine Institutes’s reports, preventive measures (search, seizure, detention, arrest, etc.). Within this context, three pilot court houses are chosen and field visits be made to conduct need assessment studies on above mentioned topics. Besides, trainers are sent to countries which have the best practice on those topics and also to European Court of Human Rights enabling them to see the practices in their own realm. The groups to conduct the pilot court house visits are compose of judges and prosecutors, academicians, representatives of the Ministry of Justice, Justice Academy, High Council of Judges and Prosecutors and the Council of Europe. As a result of these visits, an in-service training curricula of the Justice Academy is rearranged by taking into account of the areas identified in need analyses. In addition to this, the pool of 250 trainers from judges and prosecutors is formed to organize vocational trainings and guidebooks on studied topics of criminal law are prepared within the light of European Court of Human Rights’ jurisprudences and to be distributed to those concerned.

The beneficiaries of the Project are the Ministry of Justice, The High Council of Judges and Prosecutors, The Court of Cassation, The Turkish Justice Academy, The Union of Bar Association, The Ministry of Interior, The Telecommunication Authority and The Forensic Medicine Institute, and The Association of Judges and Prosecutors (YARSAV).


The CoE has established a Project Team both at the Ankara Programme Office as well as in Strasbourg working under the Directorate General of Human Rights and Rule of Law

  • overall management and implementation of the project
  • planning of activities in coordination with the stakeholders
  • conceptualisation of the training content and tools
  • preparation of the project reports and training materials
  • selection of experts with international expertise
  • relevance of the content to the training to the needs of the beneficiaries
  • selection of trainers in collaboration with the beneficiaries
  • provision of the Secretariat for the Project Steering Committees

The CoE has established a Project Team both at the Ankara Programme Office as well as in Strasbourg working under the Directorate General of Human Rights and Rule of Law

Information about the 'Project Team' with an appropriate introduction of Long Term Consultant.

The project team is composed of:
-        a part-time Project Officer (Ms Camille Gangloff) and Project Assistant (Ms Nathalie Girard) based in Strasbourg,
-        a Project Officer (Ms Senem Gürol), a Project Assistant (Ms Başak Maraşlıoğlu), a Linguistic Assistant (Ms Zeynep Güllü), a Financial Assistant (Ms Gülden Serbest) based in Ankara.

Long-Term Consultant (LTC) Mr Marcel Lemonde served as a judge in France for 30 years and has an extensive expertise in international standards related to criminal justice, including in drafting legislation in the criminal field and advisory opinions to improve the procedural rules of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. He was the international investigating judge in the Khmers rouges International Tribunal in Phnom Penh in charge of Files 001 Duch and 002 Nuon Chea, Ieng Sary and Khieu Samphan. He also has a significant experience in judicial training and in international cooperation and is an author of many reference publications, including the European Criminal Procedure Book. He started to work for the project in July 2012 and joined the team in Ankara in September.


The main funding organization of the Project is European Union The EU is committed to supporting Turkey in its path for membership and since Turkey is accepted as a candidate country, financial assistance began to focus on supporting Turkey in its preparation for EU membership. The grant of the Project is endorsed within the scope of the 2009 Programming of the Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA).
The EU Delegation performs the following tasks and functions within this project:

  1. to contribute actively to the monitoring and evaluation activities for this programme
  2. to take part in the Steering Committee work to strengthen the programme results.


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.