Turkey’s Constitutional Court overturns controversial judicial bill

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Series Details 11.04.14
Publication Date 11/04/2014
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Turkey’s Constitutional Court partly overturned a controversial 2014 judicial reform bill on the 11 April 2014 demanding a redefinition of the justice ministers competences.

The court said in a statement it had cancelled articles granting the justice minister powers over the High Council of Judges and Prosecutors which made judicial appointments.

The bill on the Supreme Board of Judges and Prosecutors (HSYK), drafted by the government as a response to corruption allegations, had sparked weeks of debate over concerns on the independence of the judiciary.

Source Link http://www.euronews.com/2014/04/11/turkey-s-constitutional-court-overturns-controversial-judicial-bill/
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Hürriyet Daily News, 11.04.14: Turkey’s Constitutional Court overturns controversial judicial bill http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/turkeys-constitutional-court-overturns-controversial-judicial-bill.aspx?pageID=238&nID=64902&NewsCatID=338
ESO: Background information: Commission warns Turkey against purges of graft investigators http://www.europeansources.info/record/commission-warns-turkey-against-purges-of-graft-investigators/
Deutsche Welle, 11.04.14: Turkey's top court strikes down part of Erdogan's judiciary reform law http://dw.de/p/1Bggw

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