The Turkey-Spain twinning process provides practical training in digitalisation to judges and prosecutors in line with European standards
The twinning project set up to train judges and prosecutors in Turkey that started in mid-2019 to establish a new practical training system for more than 600 future Turkish judges and prosecutors has organised a seminar entitled New Technologies in Justice.
This activity includes a series of seminars on two main topics: technology as a way of providing users with access to justice and how to support legal safeguards such as impartiality, independence and fairness in judicial procedures.
This project, which is funded by the European Union and managed by FIIAPP, responds to the new challenges facing the Turkish legislative system in the light of experiences in other EU countries. In this regard, the risks and challenges of new technologies are analysed daily in European institutions, along with the opportunities they provide in access to justice. Administrations and judicial systems, aware of the changes brought by including new technologies in daily management, realise the need to innovate, adapt and digitalise their systems.
For almost two years, Turkey and Spain, through the General Council of the Judiciary (CGPJ), have worked together to enhance the theoretical training provided by the Turkish Judicial School with a new system of professional practices in line with European standards. Students are expected to be able to carry out their important responsibilities with objectivity, impartiality and professional competence in the future when they take office.