Supreme Board of Judges and Prosecutors

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The Council of Judges and Prosecutors (Turkish: Hâkimler ve Savcılar Kurulu), HSK; previously named as Supreme Board of Judges and Prosecutors (Turkish: Hâkimler ve Savcılar Yüksek Kurulu) is the disciplinary body of the legal system of the Republic of Turkey. It was established under the 1982 Constitution of Turkey and significantly amended by the Turkish constitutional referendum, 2010 (including an expansion from 7 members to 22).[1] After 2017 constitutional referendum, members are reduced to 13.

Aidul Fitriciada Azhari, the chairman of the Judicial Commission of Indonesia, praised the Supreme Board's efforts during the 2016 Turkish purges as a positive example of external oversight of a judicial system.[2]

Election of members[edit]

1982-2010 2010-2017 2017-current[3]
4 appointed by President
3 members; 3 candidates elected by Court of Cassation for each position, selected by President 3 elected by Court of Cassation 3 appointed by Grand National Assembly from Court of Cassation
2 members; 3 candidates elected by Council of State for each position, selected by President 2 elected by Council of State 1 appointed by Grand National Assembly from Council of State
1 elected by Turkish Justice Academy 3 appointed by Grand National Assembly amongst lawyers from universities
7 elected by civil judges and prosecutors 3 appointed by President from civil judges and prosecutors
3 elected by administrative judges and prosecutors 1 appointed by President from administrative judges and prosecutors
Minister of Justice
Ministry of Justice Undersecretary
7 22 13

List of members[edit]

Year Minister of Justice Ministry of Justice Undersecretary Court of Cassation Council of State Turkish Justice Academy/Universities Civil judges and prosecutors Administrative judges and prosecutors
2018 Abdulhamit Gül (19 July 2017-present) Selahaddin Menteş (17 October 2017-present)
  • Yaşar Şimşek (16 May 2017-present)
  • Alp Arslan (16 May 2017-present)
  • Mehmet Ademoğlu (16 May 2017-present)
Cafer Ergen (16 May 2017-present)
  • Hamit Kocabey (16 May 2017-present)
  • Songül Yazar (16 May 2017-present)
  • Ali Cengiz Köseoğlu (16 May 2017-present)
  • Mehmet Yılmaz (19 May 2017-present)
  • Mehmet Akif Ekinci (19 May 2017-present)
  • Hüseyin Şahin (19 May 2017-present)
Halil Koç (19 May 2017-present)
2017 Bekir Bozdağ (24 November 2015-19 July 2017) Kenan İpek (24 Nov 2015-...)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hurriyet Daily News, 24 October 2010, Top Turkish board rules HSYK elections legitimate
  2. ^ Supreme Court urged to accept oversight to ensure reform. Jakarta Post, 23 July 2016. Accessed 7 November 2016.
  3. ^ "Council of Judges and Prosecutors". www.cjp.gov.tr. Retrieved 8 July 2018.

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