16 May 2016 - Judge Antun Palarić received today several members of the Judicial Academy of the Republic of Turkey who are in a return working visit to the Croatian Judicial Academy. In addition to the Vice-President of the Turkish Judicial Academy, Judge Rifat İnanç, the delegation comprised also: Judge Şahin Altuğ, International Relations and Projects Department, Judge Ebubekir Sıttık Soylu, Regulation Department, Judge Tuna Işik, Judicial Training Department, Judge Fethullah Soyubelli, Scientific Research and Information Department, Ms Gökçen Çinar, advisor with the International Relations and Projects Department and Mustafa Dikmen, Head of the Initial Expert Training Department. Judge Palarić introduced the colleagues to the functioning and organisation of the Croatian Constitutional Court, specially emphasising that the Court is not part of the judiciary. The judicial officials were particularly interested to hear about the process of election of constitutional judges, given that in Croatia the procedure for electing a judge starts with public tender. Furthermore, they talked about the procedure in connection with appeals of judges against decisions of the National Judicial Council to relieve a judge of office and about the disciplinary responsibility of a judge (Constitutional Court procedures of appeal).
The Turkish Judicial Academy was founded in 2005 to meet the training needs of judicial professionals assigned in the Turkish judicial system.