ECHR president visits Turkey, meets Erdoğan
The rule of law is the guiding principle of the European Convention on Human Rights, and Turkey has a long and rich relationship with this agreement, Spano said on Sept. 3.
He spoke at the “human rights” lecture for “24th Period Judges and Prosecutors Training Opening Ceremony.”
Turkey, one of the founding members of the European Council, ratified the treaty on May 18, 1954, and become one of the first signatory countries, Spano stated.
“The rule of law is the pole star of the European Convention on Human Rights system. The bright star that guides us, keeps us moving forward,” he said.
As the ECHR President is visiting Turkey for the first time, he stated that it was important for him to explain events and exclusive courses in the Justice Academy.
He drew attention to the role of judges serving in the domestic legal system in the building and protection of democratic societies governed by the rule of law.