Turkey's top court rejects annulment of judiciary law

The demand for the annulment was made on the grounds that the law has not been published in the Official Gazette, a requirement for a law to enter into force.

Turkey's top court rejects annulment of judiciary law

World Bulletin / News Desk

Turkey's Constitutional Court has rejected main opposition party's demand for the annulment of a law on judicial affairs, on Friday.

The demand for the annulment was made on the grounds that the law has not been published in the Official Gazette, a requirement for a law to enter into force.

The Republican People's Party (CHP) appealed to the Constitutional Court on February 19 for the abolishment of the newly passed Supreme Board of Judges and Prosecutors (HSYK) bill, which has caused tension between Turkey's leading political parties.

The bill, which was submitted to President Abdullah Gul for ratification, if passed, will transfer some of the powers of the country's top judicial body - known as the HSYK - to its chairman, the justice minister.

It also allows the government to have more of a say in the vocational training of judicial officials by transferring the training activities from the judicial board to the Turkish Justice Academy, whose members will be chosen by the Justice Ministry.

It is uncertain whether the opposition will take the bill to the Constitutional Court after it has been published in the Official Gazette.

Last Mod: 22 Şubat 2014, 10:53
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