“Workshop for the Judicial Ethics Needs Analysis”, the first activity of the Project on Strengthening the Judicial Ethics in Turkey, which is financed by the European Union, the Republic of Turkey and the Council of Europe and carried out by the High Council of Judges and Prosecutors, was held on 19 April 2016 at Swiss Hotel, Ankara.
At the workshop, the keynote speech was given by Mr. Mehmet Yılmaz, the Deputy President of the HCJP, and general information was given by Ms. Rita Marascalchi, Project Coordinator, followed by the presentations of Prof. Dr. Gulriz Uygur regarding “Ethics and Professional Ethics” and of Mr. Duro Sessa regarding “International Standards and Standards of the Council of Europe on Judicial Ethics”.
Primarily the HCJP and the Justice Academy of Turkey, the participants of the Workshop were judges and prosecutors from High Courts and other courts, representatives from NGOs and Bar Associations and academicians. The first part of the Workshop focused on the determination of ten most fundamental problems in the field of judicial ethics in Turkey with a questionnaire; and in the afternoon sessions, the participants were divided into three groups to carry out workshop activities moderated by Mr. Ahmet Fırat, Prof. Dr. Gulriz Uygur and Prof. Dr. Harun Tepe on the issues of “Honesty”, “Equality” and “Independence”.
Following the group presentations of the moderators, the Workshop was concluded with the speech of Ms. Pınar Başpınar, the Deputy Director of the Council of Europe Ankara Program Office.