Participation of the President of the Constitutional Court and the Accompanying Delegation in the 3rd Congress of the Association of Asian Constitutional Courts and Equivalent Institutions Held in Indonesia

Mr. Zühtü ARSLAN, President of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Turkey participated with the accompanying delegation in the 3rd Congress of the Association of Asian Constitutional Courts and Equivalent Institutions (AACC) organized under the theme of “Promotion and Protection of Citizens’ Constitutional Rights” and the Board of Members Meeting held between 9 – 12 August 2016 in Bali, Indonesia.

Presidents and/or delegations of the Venice Commission, the Conference of Constitutional Jurisdictions of Africa, the Constitutional Courts and Equivalent Institutions of Indonesia as the Term President of AACC, the Russian Federation, Korea, Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, the Philippines, Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Tajikistan and Thailand participated in the aforesaid Congress.

Mr. ARSLAN, President of the Constitutional Court delivered a speech at the Congress on the coup attempt on 15 July in our country and the dignified stance that the Turkish Nation has taken beside democracy.

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Bali Declaration was signed after the Congress and a joint statement condemning the coup attempt in our country was prepared.

Moreover, it was decided during the Board of Members Meeting that a Permanent Secretariat of the AACC be established, and that a Center for Training and Human Resources Development, which is one of the three branches of this Secretariat, be formed and become operational in Turkey.

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