1The High Judicial Council shall be responsible for maintaining relationship of the judiciary with the public. In this context, the Council shall perform the following tasks:
acreate, develop, and maintain an electronic portal on the Internet, in order to provide adequate information on access to justice, including detailed information on the structure of the judiciary and special courts, the nature and purpose of judicial proceedings, legal aid, the average duration of cases, court fees, alternative means of dispute resolutions and other issues of public interest;
bprovide that each court has its unique space in the portal on the Internet and is allowed to publish on it data for the court and court cases;
ctake measures that the public and stakeholders be informed of the activities of courts and special judicial matters;
çapprove and update after consultation with the Courts’ Councils the standard press guidelines.
2The Council shall assign one of its members to perform duties in connection with public relations.
3The High Judicial Council shall appoint at least one judge for the media for any appellate jurisdiction. In those cases, where the communication with the public cannot be performed by him/her, the service shall be performed by the press service of the Council;
4The School of Magistrates shall provide training for Council members, judges dealing with the media, the Council administration and judicial civil servants involved in public relations activities.
5Public relations services shall be performed based on principles of the right of access to information, taking into account the protection of human dignity, privacy and personal data, reputation and the presumption of innocence.