The overall objective of the Projects is to contribute to effective implementation of European human rights standards in Turkey. Its specific objective is to strengthen the capacities of Turkish bar associations and lawyers in the implementation of these standards.
The Project will support the bar associations in seven pilot provinces to strengthen the institutional capacities of their Human Rights Centres (HRCs) and to improve the coordination between them and the Union of Turkish Bar Associations (UTBA). It also aims at enhancing the capacities of lawyers to apply European human rights standards in their daily work and fostering the cooperation between the UTBA and HRCs of local bar associations and other national and international stakeholders working on the protection of fundamental rights. By achieving these results, bar associations and the UTBA, as one of the three pillars of judiciary, will play significant role in improving the situation with fundamental rights in Turkey.
On 26 March 2021, a ceremony was organised at the offices of the Union of Turkish Bar Associations to present certificates to those participating in the training activities implemented by the Joint EU – Council of Europe Project on “Strengthening the Capacity of Bar Associations and Lawyers on European Human Rights Standards”.Read
Within the scope of the European Union - Council of Europe Joint Project on Strengthening the Capacity of Bar Associations and Lawyers on European Human Rights Standards, three books titled “Practical Guide on Admissibility Criteria”, “The Individual Application Under the European Convention on Human Rights - Procedural Guide” and “Introductory Guide to Open-Source Intelligence and Digital Verification” have been translated and published in Turkish. These books are selected by the Human Rights Centre of the Union of Turkish Bar Associations (UTBA) based on their observations on the needs of the Turkish lawyers in human rights area and the needs of the Human Rights Centres.Read