biographical data talip bakir name and surname: talip bakır date and place of birth: 03.03.1973 yozgat/turkey working languages

Biographical data
TALIP BAKIR
Name and Surname: Talip Bakır
Date and place of birth: 03.03.1973 Yozgat/Turkey
Working languages: Turkish (Native), English
Current position/function: Member (senior judge) of the Court of
Cassation.
Main professional activities:
As a judge in the highest court, I review and decide whether decisions
rendered by the first instance or appeal courts are lawful in criminal
matters. If not, I have a power to overturn the relevant decisions.
On the field of prevention of violation of torture/ill-treatment and
legislative process, I have given lectures to the judges and
prosecutors at the Justice Academy.
Educational background: 1992-1996 Faculty of Law, University of
Istanbul Turkey -BA
2008-2009 Faculty of Law University of Selcuk, Konya Turkey – MA
(Public Law)
2012-2013 English Language Student at Fairleigh Dickinson University
Other main activities in the field relevant to the mandate of the
treaty body concerned:
During my term of office as a public prosecutor between 1999 and 2007,
I have supervised the prisons and police custody facilities to prevent
torture and ill-treatment. In addition, one of the my main duties was
to investigate and to prosecute allegations of torture and
ill-treatment.
Between 2007 and 2017, I have worked in the Directorate General of
Legislation in the MoJ as a reporter judge, head of department and
deputy DG, respectively, then deputy undersecretary. I have been taken
part in law making process in the field of criminal law in the
legislative department. I have worked especially in expanding
fundamental rights and freedoms and preventing torture, and aimed at
ensuring that the prisoners' rights are used in the widest possible
way. With my colleagues, I have prepared the draft law that lifted
statutory limitation for the crime of torture. This draft was adopted
and enacted by the Parliament and became a law. I also took part in
responding to the parliamentary questions submitted by deputies about
violations of rights in prisons to the Minister of Justice, and during
this process I had the opportunity to make extensive research in this
field.
List of most recent publications in the field:
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