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Program of the Summit

1 June Wednesday, Bursa

09:15 - 10:00 Opening Remarks
  • Recep Altepe, Bursa Metropolitan Mayor
  • Münir Karaloğlu, Governor of Bursa
  • Kamal Malhotra, UNDP Resident Representative
  • İsmail Rüştü Cirit, President of the Turkish Court of Cassation
10:00 - 10:45 Family Picture Ceremony and Coffee Break
10:45 - 11:00 Presentation on the Istanbul Declaration on Judicial Transparency
Nihal Jayawickrama, Coordinator of Judicial Integrity Group
SESSION I
11:00 - 11:45 "ACCESS TO JUSTICE"
  • Public trials
  • Easy access to court premises and to information
  • Access to the judicial system (E-justice systems)
  • Translation and interpretation facilities free of charge
Moderator: Nihal Jayawickrama, Coordinator of Judicial Integrity Group
Speakers(2):
Charalambos Macheras, Judge, Supreme Court of Greece
İsmail Rüştü Cirit, President of the Court of Cassation of Turkey
11:45 - 12:30 Questions and Answers and Evaluation of the Session
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch (Çelik Palas Hotel)
SESSION II
14:00 - 14:45 "DELIVERY OF JUSTICE"
  • Assignment of cases
  • Access to information on judicial proceedings and relevant documents
  • Supervision of executive detention
  • Publication of judicial decisions
Moderator: Param Cumaraswamy, Former UN Special Rapporteur on the Independence of Judges and Lawyers
Speakers(3):
Fejzullah Hasani, President of Supreme Court of Kosovo1
Vesna Medenica, President of Supreme Court of Montenegro
Xhezair Zaganjori, Chief Justice, Supreme Court of Albania
14:45 - 15:30 Questions and Answers and Evaluation of the Session
16.00 Departure from the Hotel for Sightseeing
16.15 - 18:30 Sightseeing in Bursa and travel to Gemlik
19:00 - 21:00 Dinner in Gemlik Atatepe

2 June Thursday, Bursa

SESSION III
09:00 - 09:45 "COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT"
  • School and university programmes
  • Outreach programmes
  • Relations with media and communication strategy
  • Assessment of public satisfaction with delivery of justice
Moderator: Nihal Jayawickrama, Coordinator of Judicial Integrity Group
Speakers(3):
Fejzullah Hasani, President of Supreme Court of Kosovo1
Vesna Medenica, President of Supreme Court of Montenegro
Xhezair Zaganjori, Chief Justice, Supreme Court of Albania
09:45 - 10:15 Questions and Answers and Evaluation of the Session
10:15 - 10:30 Coffee Break
SESSION IV
10:30 - 11:00 "JUDICIAL ETHICS"
  • Responding to complaints of unethical conduct
  • The appointment process of judges
  • Disciplinary process of judges
Moderator: Param Cumaraswamy, Former UN Special Rappor-teur on the Independence of Judges and Lawyers
Speakers(2):
İsmail Rüştü Cirit, President of the Court of Cassation of Turkey
Charalambos Macheras, Judge, Supreme Court of Greece
11:00 - 11:30 Questions and Answers and Evaluation of the Session
SESSION V
11:30 - 12:30 DISCUSSION AND EVALUATION ON ISTANBUL DECLARATION
Moderator: Nihal Jayawickrama, Coordinator of Judicial Integrity Group
12:30 - 12:45 CLOSING REMARKS
13:15 - 14:45 Lunch at Kayhan Doner Restaurant
15:00 - 18:00 Cultural Trips
19:00 - 21:00 Dinner at Mudanya Montania Hotel
21:00 Departure to Istanbul

3 June Friday, İstanbul

10:00 - 12:00 İstanbul University Law Faculty and Library visit
13:30 - 17:30 Bosphorus Cruise Tour and Lunch
17:30 Arriving at Dolmabahçe Palace
17:30 - 18:30 Recognition of the "İstanbul Principles on Judicial Transparency" at Dolmabahçe Palace
19:00 Dinner at Dolmabahçe Palace

4 June Saturday

Departure from Turkey

1 Kosovo shall be understood to be in the context of Security Council Resolution1244 (1999)