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Turkey made very extensive constitutional and judicial reforms during the EU accession negotiations period, said a United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) offical.
Speaking at 2nd International High Courts Summit entitled "Transparency in jurisdiction", UNDP Resident Representative Matilda Dimovska said, "Turkey's constitutional and judicial reforms include transparency in jurisdiction. This summit will be essential in terms of accepting and adopting these principles, developing the process, improving transparency in jurisdiction and improving the systems in Turkey."
Dimovska noted that the reform process in Turkey had been carried out within the scope of cooperation and partnership, adding, "Accountability and transparent justice process was focused in this process. International convention on civil and political rights signed in 2009 aimed to adjust in international standarts."
Dimovska also stated that justice would be prevailed by holding trials transparently. "These processes should not only be kept open to public and media but also they should be reached all the time, while court papers should be seen both in internet sites and courtrooms," she added.
Accessing the courts is one of the most important factors for democratic structures, Dimovska said, adding, if litigants do not know about this system, these processes will be ignored.Last Mod: 20 Kasım 2013, 16:23