Reform to boost judicial independence, Turkish spokesman says

Cicek said on Monday that the Cabinet discussed "Draft on Judicial Reform Strategy", prepared by Justice Ministry.

Reform to boost judicial independence, Turkish spokesman says

Turkish Government Spokesman Cemil Cicek said on Monday that the Cabinet discussed "Draft on Judicial Reform Strategy", prepared by Justice Ministry.

Speaking after Council of Ministers meeting, Cicek said justice ministry worked on the issue and submitted the draft to the government today, and noted that the ministry sketched the outlines of the draft after asking for the views of supreme judicial bodies, Supreme Board of Judges and Prosecutors, National Defense Ministry, Bar Association of Turkey, and faculties of law.

Cicek said the judicial reform strategy was important for Turkey, indicating that there were many issues related to chapters to adjust with the EU.

"The government is endeavoring to draw the road map of Turkey with an eye to enhance the independence and impartiality of the judiciary," Cicek said.

Listing the goals of the strategy, Cicek said, "strengthening judicial independence and impartiality, boosting efficiency and effectiveness of the jurisdiction, vocational competence in jurisdiction and management system of judicial organization, boosting confidence in jurisdiction, facilitating access to justice, and improving alternative ways of solution to disputes. All these form the backbone of the judicial reform strategy." He noted that there were 18 laws to ensure adjustment with the EU.

Cicek said the judicial reform strategy essentially targeted restructuring Supreme Board of Judges and Prosecutors under the basis of broad base representation and within the scope of impartiality, objectivity and transparency principles.


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