Representation of Women in the Judiciary in Turkey

Author
Bertil Emrah Oder
Content Type
Policy Brief
Institution
Turkish Economic and Social Studies Foundation (TESEV)
Abstract
The recently announced Judicial Reform Strategy was subject to public debate with a series of promises ranging from issuing green passports to lawyers as a privileged of visa exemptions to the introduction of an appeal process in criminal cases concerning the freedom of expression.1 The fundamental shortcoming of this new strategy and other reform efforts is the lack of a specific agenda on the representation of women professionals in the judiciary, especially in the leading positions including the apex courts. Policies on women’s representation in the judiciary remained “invisible” in recent reform efforts on judicial policies.
Topic
Gender Issues, Law, Women, Inequality, Courts, Criminal Justice, Representation
Political Geography
Turkey, Middle East