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Proclamation

As the members of the Better Justice Association, we hereby declare and undertake that:

 

We shall work to improve our Judicial System, which is one of the essential pillars of democracy, and is a keystone to lead our country to a better future, as well as to its functioning;

 

During our activities to that effect, we shall make every effort to embrace all stakeholders in the Judicial System, including related official and private bodies, non-governmental organizations, judges, prosecutors, advocates, other judicial officers, and academicians and representatives from the business world, to have them meet on common ground, as well as to generate innovative, progressive and reformative solutions, through multi-voice thinking and harmonizing different ideas, and to put these theoretical solutions into practice;

 

We shall contribute to the Constitution and law-making activities by bringing forward proposals aimed to reform the Judicial System;

 

Within the scope of our activities:

 

1. We shall abide by the fundamental and universal judicial principles;

2. We shall safeguard our country’s greatest interests;

3. The Rule of Law, Honesty, Transparency and Accountability are our highest priority values;

4. We shall take a stand against misconduct in judicial proceedings, and shall make every effort towards honesty, as well as full and frank disclosure of all facts of disputes and evidence;

5. We shall take a conciliatory position in every kind of public dispute;

6. We shall make concerted efforts to ensure that our Association embraces all segments of society;

7. We shall be impartial and treat equally all public, private institutions and organizations, non-governmental organizations and political parties;

8. We fully support the ten fundamental principles addressing matters of Human Rights, Environment, Fight against Corruption and Labour Law, which constitute the basis for the UN Global Compact initiative.

Better Justice Association History

Better Justice Association is a politically neutral non-governmental think tank founded to identify the problems of the Turkish judicial system, to design solutions grounded in certain core principles including the rule of law, independent judiciary, transparency and accountability of legal institutions and to raise informed social debate with the aim to reach social consensus on the proposed solutions which is necessary for their sustainable implementation.

 

Our association was first established with the name Better Justice Movement consisting of willing, determined and socially aware lawyers, academicians and opinion leaders under the leadership of Attorney Mehmet Gün, in order to design applicable solutions to the problems of Turkish judicial system and to raise awareness on the importance of the actualization of the principle of “Full and Frank Disclosure”.

 

The Movement then acquired the status of association, taking the name Better Justice Association under the will and purpose to enhance the scope of the works planned and to institutionalize, in November 2014.

Publications and Activities of Better Justice Association

 

Better Justice Association has been conducting and supporting various research and activities since 2012, when the founders came together to start a politically neutral non-governmental movement for judicial improvement. We convey the outcomes of our studies and recommendations for improvement with our stakeholders including but not limited to public institutions and organizations, particularly with the Ministry of Justice, leading business representatives, academics and opinion leaders. The recommendations of our Association are highly welcomed by our stakeholders and the general public.

 

You can view our publications here and activities here.

Mission

We believe that an advanced legal order and a developed judicial system set the foundation stones for Turkey to produce and sustain the culture of reconciliation and for the society to be productive, competitive and prosperous. We strive to contribute to the achievement of these goals and to ensure rule of law in all economic, social and administrative fields via the development of the Judiciary.

 

Within this framework, in order for the Turkish Judiciary to continuously develop, to compete with its contemporaries and to take the lead in this competition, we aim to make the necessary efforts to bring all the stakeholders of the judiciary on a common ground, to develop social agreement on the developed ideas and suggestions and to implement them

Principal Members

  • Abdurrahman Yıldırım
    Avukat
  • Prof. Dr. Adem Sözüer
    Avukat
  • Prof. Dr. Ahmet Köksal Bayraktar
    Öğretim Üyesi / Avukat
  • Ali Asaf Göreç
    Tenis Antrenörü
  • Prof. Dr. Ali Murat Vural
    Öğretim Üyesi
  • Ali Ozan Karaduman
    Avukat
  • Ali Yaşar Özkan
    Avukat
  • Arca Açıkel
    Avukat
  • Aslı Dilara Bayat
    Avukat
  • Av. Ali Gül
    Attorney-at-Law
  • Av. Dr. Barış Günaydın
    Attorney-at-Law
  • Ayşe Özlenen Çığ
    Öğretim Üyesi / Avukat
  • Ayşegül Andıç
    Avukat
  • Aysel Korkmaz
    Avukat
  • Aziz Bora Durmaz
    Attorney-at-Law
  • Barış Ülker
    Avukat
  • Bekir Atahan
    Avukat
  • Burhan Uyan
    Avukat
  • Av. Büşra Nurengin
    Attorney-at-Law
  • Çağrı Göktaş
    Avukat
  • Can Yeğinsu
    Avukat/Barristar
  • Candaş Gürol
    Avukat
  • Cankat Şir
    Stajyer Avukat
  • Cem Murat Sofuoğlu
    Avukat
  • Çevik Köken
    Attorney-at-Law
  • Deniz Serinken
    Mühendis
  • Dilara Kaçar
    Attorney-at-Law
  • Direnç Bada
    Avukat
  • Doğukan Algan
    Attorney-at-Law
  • Prof. Dr. Durmuş Tezcan
    Faculty Member
  • Eda Evirgen
    Avukat
  • Emine Sezen Türker
    Avukat
  • Ergun Ersoy
    Avukat
  • Ertuğrul Gazi Akyıldız
    Avukat
  • F. Işıl Sırakaya
    Avukat
  • Faruk Ekinci
    İş İnsanı
  • Gönenç Gürkaynak
    Avukat
  • Güldeniz Doğan Alkan
    Avukat
  • Dr. Halil Doğru
    Avukat
  • Hande Hançar
    Avukat
  • Hande Ocak Başev
    Endüstri Mühendisi
  • Hanife Sadiye Özülkü
    Avukat
  • Hasan Çakan
    Law Apprentice
  • Hasan Girenes
    Yönetici
  • Prof. Dr. Hüseyin Ülgen
    Akademisyen
  • İlke Erol
    Avukat
  • İlkten Yiğin
    Avukat
  • Yrd. Doç. İrem Aral Eldeleklioğlu
    Öğretim Üyesi
  • İrem Girenes
    Avukat
  • İzzet Güneş Gürseler
    Avukat
  • Kemal Altuğ Özgün
    Yönetici Avukat
  • Kenan Yılmaz
    Avukat
  • Koray Özdoğan
    Attorney-at-Law
  • Korkut Bayraktar
    Reklam / İletişim
  • Mahmut Aydemir
    Attorney-at-Law
  • Mehmet Gün
    Avukat
  • Mehmet Gürcan Büyükünal
    Avukat
  • Prof. Dr. Mehmet Niyazi Öktem
    Öğretim Üyesi
  • Mehmet Nurettin Pekarun
    Yönetici
  • Mehmet Selim Yavuz
    Attorney-at-Law
  • Melis Sılacı Korkmaz
    Avukat
  • Meral Kocaoğlu
    Attorney-at-Law
  • Mert Yaşar
    Avukat
  • Mete Can Eriş
    Avukat
  • Metin Sinan Aslan
    Avukat
  • Muhammed Demircan
    Attorney-at-Law
  • Doç Dr. Murat Volkan Dülger
    Avukat / Öğretim Üyesi
  • Mustafa Tırtır
    Attorney-at-Law
  • Mutlu Yıldırım Köse
    Avukat
  • Naime Elif Görgülü
    Avukat
  • Namık Tan
    Emekli Diplomat
  • Nuri Mehmet Çolakoğlu
    Gazeteci / Yayıncı
  • Oğuz Sami Sarıkaya
    Avukat
  • Ömer Özgür Ünlü
    Avukat
  • Prof. Dr. Osman Korkut Kanadoğlu
    Öğretim Üyesi
  • Pelin Baysal
    Avukat
  • Pınar Saruhan
    Attorney-at-Law
  • Prof. Dr. Mehmet Köksal
    Attorney-at-Law
  • Prof. Dr. Şebnem Akipek Öcal
    Öğretim Üyesi
  • Sedat Şükrü Ünlütürk
    İş İnsanı
  • Prof. Dr. Selçuk Öztek
    Öğretim Üyesi
  • Selin Sinem Erciyas
    Avukat
  • Selma Karaduman
    Avukat
  • Sena Demircan Çiloğlu
    Avukat
  • Serdar Mermut
    Attorney-at-Law
  • Serhat Sökmen
    Avukat
  • Sinan Demircioğlu
    Avukat
  • T. Şeyma İnal
    Avukat
  • Tuğçe Avcısert Geçgil
    Avukat
  • Prof. Dr. Turgut Tarhanlı
    Öğretim Üyesi
  • Ufkay Demirci
    Yargıtay Onursal Üyesi
  • Uğur Aktekin
    Avukat
  • Ümit Hergüner
    Avukat
  • Umut Yaşar
    Attorney-at-Law
  • Ural Aküzüm
    Attorney-at-Law
  • Yağız Gündoğdu
    Avukat
  • Yasemin Kenaroğlu
    Avukat
  • Dr. Yılmaz Argüden
    Stratejist
  • Zerrin Eymirlioğlu
    Avukat
  • Zeynep Seda Alhas
    Avukat
  • Zübeyde Çapar
    Attorney-at-Law

Guest Members

  • Alev Özcan
    Attorney-at-Law
  • Hasan Ali Akçelik
    Attorney-at-Law
  • Koray Bedük
    Attorney-at-Law
  • Mehmet Akdağ
    Attorney-at-Law
  • Miray Erdemir
    Attorney-at-Law
  • Umur Özyurt
    Attorney-at-Law
  • Yasin Bilen
    Attorney-at-Law
  • Yasin Sağlam
    Attorney-at-Law

Board of Directors

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Av. Mehmet Gün

President

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Prof. Dr. Ali Murat Vural

Member

AysegulAndic
Av. Ayşegül Andıç

Member

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Av. Halil Doğru

Member

hande-hancer
Av. Hande Hançar

Member

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Av. Çağrı Göktaş

Deputy Member

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Av. F. Işıl Sırakaya

Deputy Member

selin-sinem-erciyas-yalincakli
Av. Selin Sinem Erciyas

Deputy Member

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Av. Yasemin Kenaroğlu

Deputy Member

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Faruk Ekinci

Deputy Member

Board of Auditors

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Av. Aysel Korkmaz

Member

serhat-sokmen
Av. Serhat Sökmen

Member

burhan-uyan
Av. Burhan Uyan

Member

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Av. Direnç Bada

Deputy Member

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Av. Mutlu Yıldırım Köse

Deputy Member

irem-girenes-yucesoy
Av. İrem Girenes

Deputy Member

Association Charter

You may download & view the charter of our association in pdf format by clicking on the button below. Please note that the document is only available in Turkish.