Plenary Session Duties

The Related Deputy Justice Minister is the ordinary member of the Council. 3 members from among the civil judges and prosecutors and 1 member from among the administrative judges and prosecutors are selected by the President of the Republic. 3 members from among the members of the court  of cassation, 1 member from among the members of the Council of State, 3 members from among the university jurist lecturers and lawyers are elected by Turkish Grand National Assembly, it is obligatory that ona lecturer and one lawyer are elected for this group of members.

Duties of the Plenary Session are as follows;

»» to elect the Deputy President and the heads of the Chambers.

»» to determine via election the chambers where each member shall work at as a regular or substitute member.

»» to scrutinize and render decisions about the objections raised against the decisions taken by the chambers.

»» to render final decisions about the disputes regarding the duties or the division of work between the chambers.

»» to determine a competent authority to render decisions regarding the matters that fall within the scope of the duties of the Council but are not specified within the duties of the Plenary Session or a specific chamber.

»» to perform the duties assigned by the Law No.6087, regarding the criminal investigations, disciplinary investigations and prosecutions made against the members of the Council.

»» to render decisions about the proposals of the Ministry of Justice concerning the abolishment of a court or a change in the territorial jurisdiction of a court.

»» to elect members to the Court of Cassation and the Council of State.

»» to propose three candidates to the President of the Council to appoint the Secretary General.

»» to appoint the President and Deputy Presidents of the Inspection Board, Chief Inspectors and Inspectors of the Council, rapporteur judges who shall be assigned to work temporarily or permanently for the Council.

»» to regulate by-laws and issue circulars exclusively on the following procedures concerning the civil and administrative judiciary judges and prosecutors: Admission to the profession, appointment, transference, granting temporary authorization, promotion, allocation as first class, distributing cadres, making decisions about those who are not considered appropriate to continue to perform their profession, rendering decisions about disciplinary punishments, suspension from office and inspections, researches, examinations and investigations regarding the judges and the prosecutors.

»» to approve the Council's strategic plan and follow up its implementation.

»» to express opinions on draft laws, regulations and by-laws concerning the duties of the Council.