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.
Online Training of Trainers was organised online on 27 and 30 September 2021 for lawyer trainers under the Joint Project on “Strengthening the Capacity of Bar Associations and Lawyers on European Human Rights Standards”.Read
Vice President of UTBA and responsible for ScoBAL Project Mr Ünsal Toker and Director of EU and International Affairs Department of UTBA Mr Murat Yalkın visited the CoE Programme Office in Ankara.Read