Congress Programme

Enhancing Judicial Cooperation, Facilitating Functioning of the Judiciary and
Alternative Dispute Resolution

Time 17 October 2016/ Monday

Opening Speeches & Remarks (Çırağan Ballroom)


Mr. Bekir Bozdağ – Minister of Justice of Turkey – Chair of the Supreme Council of Judges and Prosecutors (HSYK) 

Mr. Fikret Mammadov - Minister of Justice of Azerbaijan 

Mr. Dr. Baseer Haidari - Minister of Justice of Afghanistan

Mr. Abdullahi Ahmed Jama  - Minister of Justice of Somalia 


Mr. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan -  President of the Republic of Turkey

Family Photo

12:00-13:30 Lunch (Palace Terrace)
  Room 1 - ENDERUN / Room 2 - ŞIMAL    / Room 3-MABEYN /

Constitutional Justice and the
Right to Individual Application

Session Chair: Prof. Dr. Zühtü Arslan - President of the Constitutional Court - Turkey

1. Igor Rogov – President of the Constitutional - "Powers and Limitations of Constitutional Jurisdiction"- Kazakhstan

2. Sona Salmanova – Vice -President of the Constitutional Court –"Competences and Limits of Constitutional Jurisdiction"- Azerbaijan

3. Dr. Altay Suroy – Judge of the Constitutional Court - "Jurisdiction of Constitutional Courts and the example
of Kosovo" - Kosovo

4. Oleksandr Tupitskyi - Anayasa Mahkemesi Üyesi - "Jurisdiction of the Ukrainian Constitutional Court and Individual Access to Constitutional Justice" - Ukraine


Session Chair: Zerrin Güngör - The President of the Council of State - Turkey

1. Xhezair Zaganjori – President of the Supreme Court- "Alternative Dispute Resolution Methods İncluding Arbitration And Mediation"-Albania

2. Dr. Amel Ketani - Senior Low Lecturer -"Mediation: the Framework in England and Wales" – United Kingdom

3. Sergiy Mogyl – Vice President of the High Economic Court - "Current Issues concerning the application of mediation in the review of cases by the Economic Courts in Ukraine" - Ukraine

4. Mohammad Mortada – Member of the Supreme Court - "Relation Between Arbitration and Meditation" – Lebanon

Acceleration of  Trial Process and
Training of Judiciary

Session Chair:  Ismail Rüştü Cirit - The First President of the Court of Cassation  - Turkey

1. Abubakar Malami – Minister of Justice and Federal Prosecutor General - "Measures Taken to Shorten Judicial Process in Nigeria" - Nigeria

2. Jean Fahed – President of the Supreme Court - "The Judicial Administration" – Lebanon

3. Yılmaz Akçil - President of the Academy of Justice - "Admission to the Legal Profession and Training of Judges and Prosecutors in Turkey" – Turkey

4. Mayssam Al-Noueiri - Undersecretary of the Ministry of Justice - "Recruiting Qualified Personnel in the Judiciary Pre-Service and In-Service Training" - Lebanon

14:30-14:45 Coffee Break

Constitutional Justice and the
Right to Individual Application

Session Chair:  Mehmet Yılmaz –Vice-President of HSYK  - Turkey

1. Prof. Dr. Viktoriya Serzhanova - "Deliberations on the Control of the Constitutionality Law" - Poland

2. Mandakh Tsogtsayhan - "Constitutional Review in Mongolia: Fundamental Human Rights And the Right to Individual Application" - Mongolia

3. Hasan Tahsin Gökcan- Judge of the Constitutional Court - "The Right to Individual Application: The Example of Turkey" - Turkey


Session Chair:Halil Koç – Head of Department,
HSYK - Turkey

1. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Serdar Özbek – Başkent University – "Mediation: A Method of Arbitration" - Turkey

2. Donna Stienstra – Senior Lecturer - "Court Connected Mediation from the Perspective of the Researcher" - USA

3. Laurel Beeler- Judge "Court Connected Mediation from the Perspective of the Judge" - USA

4. Eka Zarnadze – Judge – Challenges of Court Mediation in Georgia" - Georgia

5. Hakan Öztatar – Head of the Mediation Department,
Ministry of Justice - "Mediation Practices in Turkey"

Shortening of the Judicial Process and
Training of the Judiciary

Session Chair: Metin Yandırmaz - Head of Department,
HSYK - Turkey

1. Dr. Elchin Khalafov- President of the Judiciary Academy - "Judiciary Training System in Azerbaijan" - Azerbaijan

2. Dr. Ilhama Gadimova – State Economic University of Azerbaijan - "Use of Technology in Judicial Cooperation" – Azerbaijan

3. Mykola Onıshchuk – Rector, Academy of Judges - "Judicial Education In Ukraine" - Ukraine

4. Nada Dakroub - Institute of Judicial Studies' President - "Administration of Judiciary, Training of Judiciary and Experts" - Lebanon

16:00 - 16:15 Coffee Break
16:15 - 17:30


Honoured Speaker of the Session: Ali Kopuz - Vice President of the Executive Board, Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey and President of the Executive Board of Istanbul Commodity Exchange

Ender Yorgancılar: TOBB Başkan Yardımcısı ve
Ege Bölgesi Sanayi Odası Başkanı

Session Chair: Prof. Dr. Çiğdem Kırca – Dean, Faculty of Law, TOBB ETU University - Turkey

1. Prof. Dr. Haider Ahmed Dafalla – President of the National Supreme Court - "The Features of Arbitration in Sudan" – Sudan

2. Doç. Dr. Alizade Mammadov - "Law, applied in the Precedence of the International Commercial Court" – Azerbaijan

3. Alexander G. Fessas - "ICC Arbitration" – Greece

4. Dr. Sara Hourani - Dr. Argyro P. Karanasiou Maintaining the Integrity of the Procedure: Legal Implications for Artificial-Intelligence - based ODR and Arbitration" – United Kingdom

5. Fatmira Mulaj - "Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitrary Awards in the Legislations of Turkey and Albania" - Albania

Structure of Prosecutor's Office and
Effective Investigation

Session Chair: Mehmet Akarca, The General Prosecutor of the Court of Cassation - Turkey  

1.  Prof. Dr. Hirokazu Kawaguchi - "The Reform of the Investigation (In Particular: Visualization Of Hearing) and the Introduction of the Plea Bargaining in Japan" - Japan

2. Dr. Hakan A. Yavuz – Legal Advisor in the Hague - "A Reinforced Prosecution Model for a more Efficient Criminal Justice System"- Turkey

3. Datin Paduka Zauyah Loth Khan- Second Vice Prosecutor General -"Structure of Prosecutor's Office and Effective Investigation in Malaysia" - Malaysia

4. Faouzı Khamis – Judge -"Structure Of Prosecutor's Office and Effective Investigation" – Lebanon

5. Muhammed Umar Etsu - Vice Prosecutor General -"Structure of Prosecutor's Office and Effective Investigation" – Nigeria

Acceleration of  Trial Process and
Training of Judiciary

Session Chair: Abubakar Malami – Minister of Justice and Federal Prosecutor General – Nigeria 

1. Ivan Prysiazhniuk – Rector, National Prosecution Academy - "European Court of Human Rights Practice as a Constituent Component of Prosecutors' Advanced Training System of Ukraine" – Ukraine

2. Saltanat Tursınbyekov – Chief Deputy Prosecutor General - "Training of Judges and Prosecutors in Kazakhstan" - Kazakhstan

3. Arman Nurmahanbetov - Deputy General Director of Legal Specialization Institute - "Personnel Training for the Supervisor Agencies" –Kazakhstan

4. Abdelhnine Touzani - Director of Cooperation, Research and Study of Higher Judicial Academy - "Judicial Training in Morocco" – Morocco

5. Abdulkadir Koçyiğit – Turkish National Post Service, Head of Department on Electronic Services – "The Importance of Electronic Service in the Acceleration of Judicial Process" – Turkey


  18 October 2016 / Tuesday
Time Hall 1 Hall 2 Hall 3


Session Chair: Prof Dr. Ziya Akıncı- President of ISTAC Istanbul Arbitration Centre - Turkey

1.Prof. Dr. Astrid Deixler Hübner - "Arbitral Tribunals in
Austria– Constitution, Qualification of Arbitrators
and Grounds for Refusal" – Austria

2. Prof. Dr. Martin Schauer - " Limitations of Arbitration in
Austrian Law" - Austria

3.Dr. Christoph Hurni - "The Swiss Federal Supreme Court and
Its Friendly Approach Towards International Arbitration" - Switzerland

4. Taida Šarkinović - "Investor-State Arbitration: Issues and Challenges" - Bosnia and Herzegovina

Competition in International Biddings

Session Chair: Nevzat Özgür – Head of Department of
Council of State - Turkey  

1. Prof. Dr. Stefan Enchelmaier - "European Union Competition Law: A Primer for Practitioners" - United Kingdom

2. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Gürsel Özkan - Member of the Council of State - "Prohibition of National Treatment and Discrimination in Public Procurements" - Turkey

3. Dr. Furkat Elmirzaev - "The Role of Competition Law in Financial Sector"-United Kingdom

4. Kseniia Smyrnova - "Global Models of Legal Regulation of Competition and International Legal Instruments of Competition Policy" – Ukraine

Bilateral and Multilateral
International Treaties

Session Chair: Prof. Dr. Selahattin Sarı - Dean, Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Beykent University - Turkey

1. Prof. Dr. Bekbosun Borubashov - "Kyrgyz-Turkish Interrelations" - Kirghizstan

2. Dr. Salimya Ganiyeva - "Bilateral and Multilateral Agreements, Concluded by the State of Kazakhstan" - Kazakhstan

3. Dr. Ferid Ahmedov - "Nagorno-Karabakh Problem: The Problem of Attribution of Legal Responsibility" - Azerbaijan

4. Dr. Hakim Azizov - "The Impact of the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG) on the Law on Sales Agreements of Azerbaijan" - Azerbaijan

10:30-10:45 Coffee Break


Session Chair: Nihat Ömeroğlu – Chief Public Ombudsman - Turkey

1. Ionel Oprea – Ombudsman - "The Functions of The Romanian Ombudsman" - Romania

2. Naser Seraj - Ombudsman - "Ombudsman's Role in Accessing Justice and Prevention of Discrimination" - Iran

3. Prof. Dr. Amir Aliyev – Dean, Faculty of Law, Baku State University – "Formation and Development of Ombudsman's Office in the Practice of the Republic of Azerbaijan"- Azerbaijan

4. Bogdan Kryklyvenko - Head of the Secretariat of the Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights - "The Role of the Ombudsman in Protecting Human Rights" - Ukraine

5. Ms. Vaska Bajramovska-Mustafa - Ombudsman - "Ombudsman's Role in Protecting Refugee Rights"- Macedonia


Mutual Encouragement and
Protection of Investments

Honoured Speaker of the Session: Marou Amadou - Minister of Justice - Niger

Session Chair:  Prof. Dr. Yusuf Çalışkan - Istanbul Şehir University  - Turkey

1. Prof. Dr. Hang Jung Kim - "Foreign Investment Law in South Korea: Telemedicine Issue" - South Korea

2. Prof. Dr. Serikbay Ydyrys - "Protection of Investments in the Energy Sector: The Example of Kazakhstan" - Kazakhstan

3. Mossa Abas – "The Resolution of Investment Disputes in Iraq Law" - Iraq

Bilateral and Multilateral
International Treaties

Honoured Speaker of the Session: Valdet Caferi- Minister of Justice - Macedonia 

Session Chair: Dr. Ferid Ahmedov – Rector of the University of Azerbaijan - Azerbaijan 

1. Prof. Dr. Afsar Sadigov - "Legal Guarantee of Foreign Capital in the Legislation of the Republic of Azerbaijan and in the Precedence of International Agreements" - Azerbaijan

2. Dr. Parviz Abbasov - "International Human Rights Law For Democratic Society And Free Market Economy" - Azerbaijan  

3. Dr. Nariman Khanahmadov - "The Nagorno-Karabakh Problem from the Point of View of International Law" -Azerbaijan


12:00-14:00 Lunch
  Social Programme


  19 October 2016 / Wednesday
Time Hall 1 Hall 2 Salon 3

Legal Remedies in the Law of
Criminal Procedure

Honoured Speaker of the Session: Hisham Faleh Ahmad Al Tal - President of  the Court of Cassation - Jordan

Session Chair: Dr. Ali Khashan, Palestine Former Minister of Justice and Member of the Venice Commission of the Council of Europe                         
1. Prof. Dr. Hans Heiner Kühne - "Remedies in Criminal Procedure Law: The Effects of Appeal and Cassation" - Germany

2. Doç. Dr. Yulia Chernyak - " Some Novels of Ukrainian Legislation on the Issues of International Jurisdiction in Civil and Family Matters" - Ukrayna

3. Dr. Csaba Pal Ujkery - "Legal Remedies in Criminal Jurisdiction" -Hungary

Social Media, Civil and Criminal

Honoured Speaker of the Session: Ali Abu Diak - Minister of Justice - Palestine

Session Chair: Prof. Dr. Seldağ Güneş Peschke – Yıldırım
Beyazıt University - Turkey

1. Prof. Dr. Paola Todini - "Social Media and Prosecution of Children in Italy" - Italy

2. Dr. Lutz Peschke - "Social Media Between Comparative and Normative Studies" - Germany

3. Brigitte Koppenhöfer – Judge - "Could or Should the Usage of Social Media Be Regulated? The Current Situation in Germany" - Germany

Legal Challenges of Refugees

Session Chair: Prof. Dr. Nuray Ekşi – Yeditepe University - Turkey

1. Prof. Dr. Kay Hailbronner - "The Common European Asylum System - Myth or a Real Concept? Reasons for its Failure and Prospects for the Future Concept?"- Germany

2. Ganna Onyshchenko – Deputy Minister of Justice- " The Legal Problems of Refugees" - Ukraine

3. Dr. Götz Schmidt-Bremme - "Beyond Xenophobia and Exclusion: Local Partnership and Action For the Social Inclusion of Migrants and the Diaspora" - Germany

 4. Ifeanyi Oche-obe - Deputy General Director of International and Comparative Law Unit - "Legal Challenges of Refugees"- Nigeria

5. Muharrem Purbagheri- "The Sociological Problems of Syrian Refugees in Turkey" – Iran

10:45-11:00 Coffee Break


Conciliation in Criminal Jurisdiction

Honoured Speaker of the Session: Abdulaziz Bin Mohammed Al-Omar - Saudi Arabia Deputy Minister of Justice

Session Chair: Prof. Dr. Muharrem Özen - Dean, Faculty of Law, Ankara University - Turkey

1.  Assoc. Prof. Dr. Seydi Kaymaz – Presiding Judge, Ankara Regional Court of Justice, 1st Criminal Chamber - "Increasing the Efficiency of Conciliation in Turkish Legal System" - Turkey

2. Petr Kondratov – Judge "Conciliation in Criminal Law and Comparison of Implementations" - Russia

3. Ganzoring Gombosuren – Vice Prosecutor-General - "Bargaining, Negotiation and Alternative Dispute Resolutions in Criminal Proceedings" - Mongolia

International Judicial Immunity

Session Chair:Prof. Dr. Hakan Taşdemir - Gazi University - Turkey
1. Sikander Ahmed Shah - "The Hegemonic Structuring of the International Law (on Jurisdictional Immunity and Sovereignty) and Its Contribution to Conflict" - Pakistan

2. Zhenis Kembayev - "Immunities of International Organizations Before National Courts" - Kazakhstan

3. Muhammad Munir - The President of Sharia Academy - "Judicial Immunity in Pakistan" - Pakistan

Victims’ Rights

Session Chair: Ashraf Rifi – Minister of Justice  – Lebanon

1. Prof. Dr. John Sonsteng - "The Rights of Victims in the Criminal Context" - USA

2. Prof. Dr. Ayşe Nuhoğlu - "Victims' Rights in the Criminal Law of Turkey" - Turkey

3. Doç. Dr. Özgür H. Çınar - ""Victims' Rights in the United Kingdom in the Light of International Law" - United Kingdom

4. Muhittin Özdemir - Head of Department, Victims' Rights, Ministry of Justice - "New Approaches to Crime Victims: The Example of Turkey"- Turkey

12:00-12:15 Coffee Break




Hall 3 - MABEYN

General Assessment: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Gürsel Özkan – Member of the Council of State - Turkey

Closing Speech
12:45-14.00 Lunch

Social Programme