Presentation on the independence of the judiciary and the legal profession in Turkey

Summary: In light of Turkey’s candidacy for the European Union, Mr. Paul Richmond, Expert on Turkey and Barrister (England & Wales), analyses recent legislative reforms intended to strengthen democracy, the rule of law and the protection of human rights. He concludes that Turkey must take stronger measures to protect the independence of judges and lawyers.

Parallel event organised by the Centre for the Independence of Judges and Lawyers in conjunction with the World Organisation against Torture, 15 April 2004.

Presentation by Paul Richmond, Barrister (England & Wales), Expert on Turkey of the ICJ/CIJL and the European Commission at the parallel event organised by the ICJ/CIJL and the OMCT during the Commission on Human Rights,

Turkey-independence judiciary-event-2004 (full text, PDF)