Paul Garlick QC has been appointed as an International Expert to the Council of Europe. He will be working on a joint project on improving the efficiency of the Turkish Criminal Justice System. The project is a joint project of the European Union, The Council of Europe and the Turkish Bar Association. On 10 and 11 December 2013, Paul Garlick QC participated in the first meeting of the Experts Group in Ankara. The project will provide support to defence lawyers throughout Turkey and Paul will be advising upon the subjects of: cross-examination of witnesses; defence ethics; legal aid; defence strategy and procedural motions. The project is designed to underline the relevance and importance of the European Convention on Human Rights to the Turkish criminal justice system. The project will continue throughout 2014 and will include the production of highly practical booklets and workshops for use by defence lawyers throughout Turkey and it will provide training in the effective use of the ECHR in their legal practices.