The independence of judges and lawyers in the Republic of Turkey: report of a mission, 14-25 November 1999
This is the Report of a Mission sent by the ICJ’s Centre for the Independence of Judges and Lawyers to Turkey. The Centre for the Independence of Judges and Lawyers is dedicated to promoting and protecting the independence of judges and lawyers throughout the world.
The Mission’s mandate was to assess (i) the extent and effectiveness of the independence of the judiciary and the role of lawyers; (ii) the effectiveness of judges and lawyers in eliminating the culture of impunity; and (iii) the role of international financial institutions and development agencies in promoting and protecting the
independence of judges and lawyers in Turkey.
The members of the Mission were Frank Orton (Sweden), former Vice-President of the Swedish Section of the International Commission of Jurists, former Judge and Ombudsman against Ethnic Discrimination (Head of the Delegation); Justice Rodney Madgwick (Australia), Judge of the Federal Court of Australia; and Paul Richmond (United Kingdom), Barrister, member of JUSTICE, the British Section of the International Commission of Jurists (The Mission’s Rapporteur).
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