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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

Members

  • Abdurrahman Yıldırım
    Attorney-at-Law
  • Prof. Dr. Adem Sözüer
    Attorney-at-Law
  • Prof. Dr. Ahmet Köksal Bayraktar
    Faculty Member / Attorney-at-Law
  • Ali Asaf Göreç
    Tennis Coach
  • Prof. Dr. Ali Murat Vural
    Faculty Member
  • Ali Ozan Karaduman
    Attorney-at-Law
  • Ali Yaşar Özkan
    Attorney-at-Law
  • Arca Açıkel
    Attorney-at-Law
  • Aslı Dilara Bayat
    Attorney-at-Law
  • Ayşe Özlenen Çığ
    Faculty Member / Attorney-at-Law
  • Ayşegül Andıç
    Attorney-at-Law
  • Aysel Korkmaz
    Attorney-at-Law
  • Barış Ülker
    Attorney-at-Law
  • Bekir Atahan
    Attorney-at-Law
  • Burhan Uyan
    Attorney-at-Law
  • Çağrı Göktaş
    Attorney-at-Law
  • Can Yeğinsu
    Attorney-at-Law/Barrister
  • Candaş Gürol
    Attorney-at-Law
  • Cankat Şir
    Law Apprentice
  • Cem Murat Sofuoğlu
    Attorney-at-Law
  • Deniz Serinken
    Engineer
  • Direnç Bada
    Attorney-at-Law
  • Prof. Dr. Durmuş Tezcan
    Faculty Member  
  • Eda Evirgen
    Attorney-at-Law
  • Emine Sezen Türker
    Attorney-at-Law
  • Ergun Ersoy
    Attorney-at-Law
  • Ertuğrul Gazi Akyıldız
    Attorney-at-Law
  • F. Işıl Sırakaya
    Attorney-at-Law
  • Faruk Ekinci
    Business Person
  • Gönenç Gürkaynak
    Attorney-at-Law
  • Güldeniz Doğan Alkan
    Attorney-at-Law
  • Dr. Halil Doğru
    Attorney-at-Law
  • Hande Hançar
    Attorney-at-Law
  • Hande Ocak Başev
    Industrial Engineer
  • Hanife Sadiye Özülkü
    Attorney-at-Law
  • Hasan Girenes
    Manager
  • Prof. Dr. Hüseyin Ülgen
    Faculty Member
  • İlke Erol
    Attorney-at-Law
  • İlkten Yiğin
    Attorney-at-Law
  • Yrd. Doç. İrem Aral Eldeleklioğlu
    Faculty Member
  • İrem Girenes
    Attorney-at-Law
  • İzzet Güneş Gürseler
    Attorney-at-Law
  • Kemal Altuğ Özgün
    Managing Attorney
  • Kenan Yılmaz
    Attorney-at-Law
  • Korkut Bayraktar
    Communications
  • Mehmet Gün
    Attorney-at-Law
  • Mehmet Gürcan Büyükünal
    Attorney-at-Law
  • Prof. Dr. Mehmet Niyazi Öktem
    Faculty Member
  • Mehmet Nurettin Pekarun
    Manager
  • Melis Sılacı Korkmaz
    Attorney-at-Law
  • Mert Yaşar
    Attorney-at-Law
  • Mete Can Eriş
    Attorney-at-Law
  • Metin Sinan Aslan
    Attorney-at-Law
  • Doç Dr. Murat Volkan Dülger
    Attorney-at-Law / Faculty Member
  • Mutlu Yıldırım Köse
    Attorney-at-Law
  • Naime Elif Görgülü
    Attorney-at-Law
  • Namık Tan
    Retired Diplomat
  • Nuri Mehmet Çolakoğlu
    Journalist / Publisher
  • Oğuz Sami Sarıkaya
    Attorney-at-Law
  • Ömer Özgür Ünlü
    Attorney-at-Law
  • Prof. Dr. Osman Korkut Kanadoğlu
    Faculty Member
  • Pelin Baysal
    Attorney-at-Law
  • Prof. Dr. Şebnem Akipek Öcal
    Faculty Member
  • Sedat Şükrü Ünlütürk
    Business Person
  • Prof. Dr. Selçuk Öztek
    Faculty Member
  • Selin Sinem Erciyas
    Attorney-at-Law
  • Selma Karaduman
    Attorney-at-Law
  • Sena Demircan Çiloğlu
    Attorney-at-Law
  • Serhat Sökmen
    Attorney-at-Law
  • Sinan Demircioğlu
    Attorney-at-Law
  • T. Şeyma İnal
    Attorney-at-Law
  • Tuğçe Avcısert Geçgil
    Attorney-at-Law
  • Prof. Dr. Turgut Tarhanlı
    Faculty Member
  • Ufkay Demirci
    Court of Appeals Honorary Member
  • Uğur Aktekin
    Attorney-at-Law
  • Ümit Hergüner
    Attorney-at-Law
  • Yağız Gündoğdu
    Attorney-at-Law
  • Prof. Dr. Yaşar Hakan Pekcanıtez
    Faculty Member
  • Yasemin Kenaroğlu
    Attorney-at-Law
  • Dr. Yılmaz Argüden
    Strategist
  • Zerrin Eymirlioğlu
    Attorney-at-Law
  • Zeynep Seda Alhas
    Attorney-at-Law

Board of Directors

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Av. Mehmet Gün

President

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Prof. Dr. Ali Murat Vural

Member

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Av. Ayşegül Andıç

Member

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Av. Halil Doğru

Member

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Av. Hande Hançar

Member

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Av. Çağrı Göktaş

Deputy Member

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Av. F. Işıl Sırakaya

Deputy Member

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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

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Av. Serhat Sökmen

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Av. Burhan Uyan

Member

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Av. Direnç Bada

Deputy Member

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Av. Mutlu Yıldırım Köse

Deputy Member

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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.