As part of the Project “Strengthening the Criminal Justice System and the Capacity of Justice Professionals on Prevention of the European Convention on Human Rights Violations”, two webinars were organized.
The first webinar was held on 5 October 2020, on the topic of “Lawfulness of pre-trial detention and alternative measures” via KUDO platform and attended by Rapporteur Judges Mr. Hüseyin Cem Eren, Mr. Onur Ustali, Ms. Hilal Tuğçe Kılıç and Mr. Fatih Kurtoğlu of the Foreign Affairs and Projects Bureau on behalf of CJP. And as part of the same Project the second webinar was organized on 14 December 2020 on the topic of “Online Court Hearings” and attended by Rapporteur Judges Mr. Yunus Emre Yumuşakbaş and Mr. Fatih Kurtoğlu.
The first webinar contributed towards increased awareness and exchanging views among judges on the standards of the European Court of Human Rights, Constitutional Court and Court of Cassation.
The second webinar contributed to human rights related discussions on conducting online court hearings, addressing the shortcomings and challenges in this field, based on examples of good practice from some Council of Europe members. Moreover, the solutions for practical difficulties and their compatibility with the requirements of fairness of proceedings under the European Convention on Human Rights were scrutinized.