Turkish govt bill to change structure of judges-prosecutors body

According to the bill, the structure of the Supreme Board of Judges and Prosecutors will change.

Turkish govt bill to change structure of judges-prosecutors body

The Turkish government envisages amendments to 22 articles of the Constitution.

The bill includes amendments to 22 articles of the constitution, the articles 10, 20, 23, 41, 53, 69, 74, 84, 94, 125, 128, 129, 144, 145, 146, 147, 148, 149, 156 and 159.

The bill also envisions abolishing the provisional article 15 of the constitution which does not allow trial of the members of the Council of National Security formed after the military intervention on September 12, 1980.

According to the bill, the structure of the Supreme Board of Judges and Prosecutors (HSYK) will change.

The permanent members of the board will climb to 21 from 7, and the number of its associate members will rise to 10 from 5. They will be elected for four years, and can be re-elected after their terms in office end.

The bill also envisages citizens to make individual applications to the Constitutional Court and "complain about the Constitution", and paves the way for trial of executives of the September 12, 1980 military intervention era.

The decision of the High Tribunal can be re-tried under the bill.

The bill limits the term in office of members of the Constitutional Court with 12 years. A person cannot be elected as the court member twice. If a member exceeds the life limit before his/her term in office ends, s/he will retire.

The bill envisages votes of two-thirds of members of the Constitutional Court in political party closure cases and/or depriving a party of state assistance.

Also, the bill adds three provisional articles to the Constitution, one of which makes the amendments to the structure of Constitutional Court also valid in ongoing cases.

The actual associate members of the Constitutional Court will become permanent members.

If the bill is to be put to referendum, it will be voted as a whole.


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Güncelleme Tarihi: 22 Mart 2010, 15:13

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