New Report


Judicial Reform Packages: An Analysis from the Perspective of Rights and Freedoms


Press Conference and Panel:

Date: 23 September 2013, Monday, 10.00 – 12.30

Venue: TESEV, Bankalar Caddesi, Minerva Han, No.2, Karaköy, İstanbul


Please note that discussions will be held in Turkish and there will be no simultaneous translation for the English-speaking audience. The English translation of the report will be released by the end of 2013. 


On Monday, September 23, 2013, Turkish Economic and Social Studies Foundation (TESEV), Democratization Program will launch its new analysis report, “Judicial Packages: An Evaluation Based on Rights and Liberties” with a press conference and a panel.

Published as part of TESEV’s ongoing work on judicial reform, the report focuses on the four judicial reform packages released by AK Party government between 2011 and 2013. This report analizes the Judicial Packages and evaluates them from the perspective of rights and freedoms, and focuses especially on freedom of expression, right to liberty and security, right to a fair trial as well as the execution system.

The program will commence with the presentation of the report and will be followed by a panel discussion that will focus on the judicial packages as well as the upcoming Democratization Reform Package.




09.30 – 10.00 Refreshments and Registration

10.00 – 10.30 Presentation of the Report 

Hande Özhabeş, TESEV Democratization Program

10.30 – 11.30 Panel Discussion


Özge Genç, TESEV Democratization Program


Naim Karakaya, Lawyer

Kenan Özdemir, Ministry of Justice Deputy Secretary

Mehmet Uçum, Lawyer

11.30 – 12.30 Q & A


For more information: Hande Özhabeş, +90-212-292 8903 (131) hande.ozhabes@tesev.org.tr

RSVP: Bahar Demir, +90-212-292 89 03  bahar.demir@tesev.org.tr


TESEV would like to extend its thanks to Swedish International Development Agency (Sida) and the TESEV High Advisory Board for their contributions in the making of this report and the press conference.