Turkish Justice Ministry’s power over High Council of Judges and Prosecutors repealed

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Baku, Azerbaijan, April 11

By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:

Turkish Constitutional Court repealed the Justice Ministry's power over the High Council of Judges and Prosecutors, TRT Haber TV channel said on April 11.

TRT Haber said that previously the Turkish president approved the parliament's decision on transferring the high council under the authority of the Justice Ministry.

On February 28, following the Turkish parliament's decision, the Minister Bekir Bozdag signed a decree to change the council's composition.

It additionally included five deputy general secretaries and three inspectors.

After transferring the high council under the authority of the Justice Ministry the oppositional Republican People's Party (CHP) appealed to the Turkish Constitutional Court.

The high council was established in 1981. Its powers included training, assignment and dismissal of judges and prosecutors, and appointment of prosecutors and judges for the trials.

Translated by E.A.

Edited by C.N.

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