Dr. Omer Faruk Altintas
Dr Omer Faruk Altintas is a senior Judge with the Turkish Ministry of Justice and the Legal [Counsellor of] Advisor to the Turkish Embassy in London. In his capacity as a Turkish liaison judge, he makes a concerted effort to advance both the effectiveness of the international judicial cooperation and a better mutual understanding among the appropriate authorities of the United Kingdom (UK) and the Republic of Turkey.
After graduating the Faculty of Law of the University of Istanbul in the year of 1990, Mr Altintas worked as a research-assistant/academician in the field of Islamic law more than 6 years in his home town at the Samsun Nineteen May University; during his academic years, he gained both a master and a doctorate degree in Islamic law from the same university. Since the year of 1997, Dr Omer Faruk has been serving as a member of Turkish judiciary in the name of and for the administration of justice in the Turkish jurisdiction.
Judge Omer Faruk also received an LLM degree from the School of Law of the University of Exeter of the UK in the area of European law including European Union (EU) and the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) and international criminal laws.
Over a longer time span of 2000s, Omer Faruk, as a judge then with the Directorate-General for the EU Affairs of the Turkish Ministry of Justice, heavily involved in a joint and long-term work which was conducted in order to bring the Turkish legislation closely aligning with the acquis communautaire of the EU in general. He also particularly and actively participated in the performance of a very demanding task which was accomplished with a view to sufficiently fulfilling the Republic of Turkey’s obligations in connection with the Copenhagen political criteria which are compulsory for joining the EU and consisting of, inter alia, institutions guaranteeing democracy, the rule of law, human rights, respect for and protection of minorities.
Judge Omer Faruk, who is married with two children, currently resides in London and can be contacted at
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