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The primary responsibility of the Judicial Council is selecting candidates for judicial offices in the candidate selection process and proposing one candidate for one judicial office to the National Assembly. In addition, it adopts qualitative criteria for the assessment of the work of judges, decides on the promotion of judges, may lodge requests for the evaluation of judicial service in respect of a particular judge and may request official supervision over the work of a particular judge. The Judicial Council appoints and dismisses presidents of courts and decides on appeals of judges who believe that their independent position or the independence of the judiciary have been violated.
It consists of 11 members. The National Assembly elects five members on the proposal of the President of the Republic from among university professors of law, attorneys and other lawyers, while judges holding permanent judicial office elect six members from among their ranks.