Program of the Summit

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

09:00 Opening Remarks

Ms. Gabriela KNAUL, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Independence of Judges and Lawyers (videoconference)
Ms. Matilda Dimovska, Resident Representative a.i, UNDP Turkey
H.E. Ali Alkan, President of the Court of Cassation of the Republic of Turkey

09:45 Presentation of the Programme

10:00 Coffee break

SESSION I

10:20 "Presentations on national best practice on transparency in the judicial process:"

*Each country presentation will be 20 minutes

Principle of public proceedings
Access to court premises and facilities; public relations offices
Access to the judicial system; information on procedure and representation
Translation and interpretation facilities


H.E. Gotovdorj Tsagaantsooj, Deputy Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Mongolia
Mr. Roki Panjaitan, Member of the Supreme Court of Indonesia


11:20 Coffee break

SESSION II

11:50 Presentations on national best practice on transparency in the judicial process:

*Each country presentation will be 20 minutes

Assignment of cases
Access to information pertaining to judicial proceedings
Access to laws, jurisprudence and other primary legal sources; publication of judgments of appellate courts


H.E. Ramiz Rzayev, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Azerbaijan
H.E. Ali Alkan, President of Court of Cassation of Turkey


12:30 Lunch
"Çırağan Kempinski"

SESSION III

14:00 "Presentations on national best practice on transparency in the judicial process:"

*Each country presentation will be 20 minutes

Educating students on the judicial process
Outreach programmes to educate the public on the judicial process
Access and assistance to the media; establishment of media offices


H.E. Feruza Zulumbekovna, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Kyrgyzstan
H.E. Tun Arifin bin Zakaria, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Malaysia
H.E. Tha Htay, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Myanmar
H.E. Damodar Prasad Sharma, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Nepal
H.E. Truong Hoa Binh, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Vietnam


15:40 Coffee break

SESSION IV

16:10 "Presentations on national best practice on transparency in the judicial process:"


*Each country presentation will be 20 minutes

Measuring level of public satisfaction with delivery of justice
Responding to complaints of unethical conduct
Transparency in the appointment process of judges
Transparency in the disciplinary process of judges


Mr. Hassan Arifi Sheikh, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh
H.E. Konstantin Kublashvili, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Georgia
H.E. Eakachai Chinnapongse, Deputy Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Thailand


17:10 Presentation of the agenda of Day II
Dr. Nihal Jayawickrama, Coordinator of the Judicial Integrity Group

17:30 Closure of Day One
19:30 Welcome Dinner hosted by the Court of Cassation of the Republic of Turkey Sait Halim Pasha Waterfront

Thursday, 21 November 2013

Chairperson: H.E. Ali Alkan, President of the Court of Cassation of the Republic of Turkey

SESSION V

09:30 "Review of Draft Declaration on Transparency in the Judicial Process"

GROUP A
Draft Declaration, Parts I and II
Kyrgystan, Malaysia, Myanmar, Vietnam, Bangladesh, Georgia, Thailand.
Moderator: Mr John Dowd, Vice-President of the International Commission of Jurists and Chancellor of Southern Cross University, Australia; former Attorney General and Justice of the Supreme Court of New South Wales, Australia.


GROUP B
Draft Declaration, Parts III and IV
Afghanistan, Mongolia, Indonesia, Azerbaijan, Turkey, Nepal.
Joint Moderators: Dato Param Cumarasamy, former UN Special Rapporteur on the Independence of Judges and Lawyers, past President of LAWASIA, and former President of the Bar Council of Malaysia; Ms Malathi Das, immediate past President of LAWASIA and Vice-President of the Law Society of Singapore.

10:30 Coffee Break

SESSION V

11:00 "Review of Draft Declaration on Transparency in the Judicial Process (cont’d)"

12:00 Lunch
"Çırağan Kempinski"

SESSION VI

14:00 "Review of Draft Declaration on Transparency in the Judicial Process"

REPORTS TO PLENARY BY GROUPS A AND B
DISCUSSION


15:30 Coffee Break

SESSION VII

16:00 "Presentation of the Draft Declaration as reviewed and revised."

Dr Nihal Jayawickrama, Co-ordinator of the Judicial Integrity Group, and former Attorney General and Secretary for Justice, Sri Lanka, and former Professor of Law, University of Hong Kong and Sallows Professor of Human Rights, University of Saskatchewan, Canada. Adoption of The Istanbul Declaration on Transparency in the Judicial Process H.E. Ali Alkan, President of the Court of Cassation of the Republic of Turkey


17.00 Closing Remarks

Mr. Kamal Malhotra, Resident Representative, UNDP Turkey
H.E. Ali Alkan, President of the Court of Cassation of the Republic of Turkey

19.30 Official Gala Dinner, Hosted by UNDP
Turkey Feriye Restaurant