Rapporteur Judges

There is sufficient number of rapporteur judges in the Court. Currently, total number of rapporteur judges is 102. 77 of them are rapporteur judges and 25 of them are assistant rapporteur judges.

In order to be able to be a rapporteur at the Court, one shall have one of the below-mentioned qualities:

a) To be a judicial or an administrative judge or a prosecutor or a Supreme Court of Accounts auditor, chief auditor or a specialist auditor who has worked with success in his/her profession for at least five years,

b) To be research assistants at the law, economy or political sciences departments of higher education institutions who have completed their studies as associate professors, assistant associate professors or their doctoral studies.

c) To be an assistant rapporteur who has worked, with the exception of the duration of candidacy, successfully for at least five years.

Rapporteurs shall be accountable, administratively, to the President and they shall perform their duties in compliance with the tenure of judges.

The unit called as Chief Rapporteur Judge of the Plenary assists the Plenary.

The department named “Office of Commissions’ Rapporteurs” comprises sufficient number of rapporteur judges and administrative staff to assist the commissions in executing their duties.

The department named “Office of Sections’ Rapporteurs” was also established to serve the Sections. This department also consists of sufficient number of rapporteur judges and administrative staff.

“Research and Case-Law Unit” was created with the Internal Regulations of the Court. This department works closely with the Sections and is assigned to provide quality of judgments and to ensure consistency of case law.

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