Since the turn of the century, the Republic of Turkey’s focus has been on its upcoming centennial. While the country is aspiring to achieve sustainable growth in economic and social terms in cooperation with the countries in its hinterland, one important challenge it is facing is to have the rule of law prevail in all walks of life. Achieving the “rule of law state” status in an emerging country like Turkey, does not only entail enactment of modern laws or the introduction of a civilian constitution, but equally requires advancing the quality of legal education, not only for those studying law in law schools but also for legal practitioners and all other stakeholders in the legal arena.
Our mission at ILI-Istanbul is to ensure that all participants of legislative, prescriptive and adjudicative processes and legal practitioners have access to, and benefit from, advanced legal trainings in order to keep them abreast of legal developments and the best legal practices in modern democracies. We aspire to have the most specialized legal experts and experts in other disciplines offer trainings to lawyers, civil servants, business executives and to all other participants involved with legal processes from Turkey and/or the neighboring countries around Turkey or elsewhere in the region. We hope and trust that we will be able to coordinate our efforts in this regard with various international and local institutions, including the International Law Institute (www.ili.org) based in Washington, D.C. in the United States.
We invite all the stakeholders who wish to have a better “rule of law state” contribute to our efforts and benefit from the expertise we hope to be able to offer.