European court rulings made available in Turkish

European court rulings made available in Turkish

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European court rulings made available in Turkish

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Turkey's Justice Ministry has begun providing translated decisions from the European Court of Human Rights on its official website in parallel with new decisions about the promotions of judges and prosecutors, broadcaster NTV reported on its website.

New criteria about promotions were recently approved by the Justice Ministry as part of an effort to determine whether judges and prosecutors consider European court precedents in their decisions and whether Turkish indictments adhered to the court's rulings.

The Civil Liberties Department, which was founded under the ministry's auspices in 2011, has launched a website,, to help enforce European court decisions, prevent human rights abuses and prepare defense reports for case files against Turkey.

The website contains 1,400 European court decisions regarding Turkey and other countries, as well as important statistics in Turkish. It was prepared as a solution to the high number of non-English speaking prosecutors in Turkey who were unable to read the decisions in their original language.