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Program of the Summit

10 October 2018, Wednesday

ARRIVAL AT THE HOTEL/İSTANBUL
19:30 DINNER

11 OCTOBER 2018, Thursday

09:00 - 09:30 REGISTRATION
09:30 - 10:00 OPENING REMARKS
Irena VOJÁČKOVÁ-SOLLORANO, UNDP Turkey Resident Representative
İsmail Rüştü CİRİT, First President of the Court of Cassation
10:00 - 10:20 Presentation of Istanbul Declaration on Transparency in the Judicial Process
Prof. Dr. Nihal JAYAWICKRAMA, Coordinator of UN Judicial Integrity Group
10:20 - 10:40 Family Photo Ceremony and Tea/Coffee Break
10:40 - 12:15 PLENARY SESSION I
Moderators:
  • Ismail Rüştü CİRİT First President of the Court of Cassation
  • Prof. Dr. Nihal JAYAWICKRAMA Coordinator of UN Judicial Integrity Group

  • Opening of the Session, Introduction of Participants and Preliminary Views of the Participants on the Istanbul Declaration and the Implementation Measures.
    12:15 - 13:30 Lunch
    13:30 - 15:00 ROUND TABLE DISCUSSIONS ON THE DRAFT IMPLEMENTATION MEASURES
    Five groups (A, B, C, D, and E) will review the Draft Implementation Measures for Principles 1-8 of the İstanbul Declaration.

    Group A – Co-Moderators:
    • John DOWD, Former Justice, Supreme Court of New South Wales
    • Doç. Dr. İbrahim ŞAHBAZ, President of the 4th Criminal Chamber of the Republic of Turkey Court of Cassation
    Group B - Co-Moderators:
    • Sandra OXNER, Founding President, Commonwealth Judicial Education Institute
    • Seracettin GÖKTAŞ, President of the 22nd Civil Chamber of the Republic of Turkey Court of Cassation
    Group C - Co-Moderators:
    • Kashim ZANNAH, Chief Justice, Borno State of Nigeria and Chairman of Information Technology Policy Committee, National Judicial Council
    • Vuslat DİRİM, President of the 13th Criminal Chamber of the Republic of Turkey Court of Cassation
    Group D - Co-Moderators:
    • Shiranee Hesta TILAKAWARDANE, Justice, Supreme Court of Sri Lanka
    • Ahmet ER, President of the 12th Criminal Chamber of the Republic of Turkey Court of Cassation
    Group E - Co-Moderators:
    • Jeffrey APPERSON, Vice President, National Center for State Courts
    • Fahri AKÇİN, President of the 8th Civil Chamber of the Republic of Turkey Court of Cassation
    15:00 - 15:15 Tea/Coffee Break
    15:15 - 17:00 ROUND TABLE DISCUSSIONS ON THE DRAFT IMPLEMENTATION MEASURES (CONTINUED)
    The five groups (A, B, C, D, and E) will review the Draft Implementation Measures for Principles 9-15 of the İstanbul Declaration.

    Group A – Co-Moderators:
    • John DOWD, Former Justice, Supreme Court of New South Wales
    • Doç. Dr. İbrahim ŞAHBAZ, President of the 4th Criminal Chamber of the Republic of Turkey Court of Cassation
    Group B - Co-Moderators:
    • Sandra OXNER, Founding President, Commonwealth Judicial Education Institute
    • Seracettin GÖKTAŞ, President of the 22nd Civil Chamber of the Republic of Turkey Court of Cassation
    Group C - Co-Moderators:
    • Kashim ZANNAH, Chief Justice, Borno State of Nigeria and Chairman of Information Technology Policy Committee, National Judicial Council
    • Vuslat DİRİM, President of the 13th Criminal Chamber of the Republic of Turkey Court of Cassation
    Group D - Co-Moderators:
    • Shiranee Hesta TILAKAWARDANE, Justice, Supreme Court of Sri Lanka
    • Ahmet ER, President of the 12th Criminal Chamber of the Republic of Turkey Court of Cassation
    Group E - Co-Moderators:
    • Jeffrey APPERSON, Vice President, National Center for State Courts
    • Fahri AKÇİN, President of the 8th Civil Chamber of the Republic of Turkey Court of Cassation
    19:00 - 21:00 GALA DINNER AT BASKETMAKERS' KIOSK (BASKETMAKERS' PALACE)

    12 OCTOBER 2018, Friday

    09:00 - 10:30 PLENARY SESSION II
    Moderator: Prof. Dr. Nihal JAYAWICKRAMA, Coordinator of UN Judicial Integrity Group
    The Moderators of the five Groups will report to Plenary on the discussions in the Groups and recommendations, if any.
    Discussion on reports
    10:30 - 11:00 Tea/Coffee Break
    11:00 - 12:30 PLENARY SESSION III
    Moderator: Prof. Dr. Nihal JAYAWICKRAMA, Coordinator of UN Judicial Integrity Group
    Formal adoption of the Measures for the Effective Implementation of the İstanbul Declaration.
    Closing Speeches
    Closing Ceremony
    12:30 - 14:00 Lunch
    14:30 - 17:00 SOCIAL ACTIVITY (Boat trip at Bosporus, if the weather conditions allow)
    DOLMABAHÇE PALACE
    18:30 - 19:30 RECOGNITION OF THE İSTANBUL DECLARATION ON TRANSPARENCY IN THE JUDICIAL PROCESS AND IMPLEMENTATION MEASURES
    19:30 - 21:30 DINNER

    13 OCTOBER 2018, Saturday

    DEPARTURE FROM ISTANBUL