Registration Open for the Webinar: The UN Universal Periodic Review Turkey Mid-term Report

We invite representatives of human rights CSOs to discuss the UPR Turkey Mid-term Report process with an international expert from the UPR-Info, the main international NGO that supports other CSO to better engage in the UPR processes!

The Etkiniz EU Programme’s tenth webinar with international experts on human rights mechanisms, titled “Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Turkey Mid-term Report”, will be held on April 8th 2022. UPR-Info’s Programme Manager Nicoletta Zappile will share her expertise with CSOs in Turkey about the UPR process and how CSOs in Turkey can utilise UPR mid-term report process as a means to contribute to the human rights monitoring efforts in Turkey.

Date: 8 April 2022, Friday

Time: 19:00 hours (GMT+3)

Speaker: Nicoletta Zappile (UPR-info Programme Manager)

Venue: Zoom Webinars– on the internet

*Simultaneous interpretation will be available (English-Turkish).

What Will be Discussed at the Webinar?

  • General information on the UN Universal Periodic Review (UPR) 
  • UPR processes and cycle  
  • Opportunities for CSOs to participate in UPR processes
  • Recommendations for CSOs who want to prepare a UPR mid-term report

How to Join the Webinar?

You can join the online event on your computer or mobile phone. To join, please click the link below and fill up the registration form:

After signing up for the webinar, you will receive an email with the invitation link. Please click on the link at the time of the webinar and download the Zoom application on your computer or mobile phone. The download will only take 10 seconds.

If you are not directed to the webinar after downloading the application, you can also participate by entering the  872 3336 3227 code on the window that will pop up.

Who is Nicoletta Zappile?

Nicoletta joined UPR Info in July 2018 as Programme Manager. Prior to joining UPR Info, she worked at the International Commission of Jurists first as Development Officer (from 2013-2018) and then also as Project Officer for the ICJ Global Redress and Accountability Initiative for gross human rights violations (2017-2018). She started her career as a journalist and Digital Editor of The Global Journal, an international affair focused media start-up based in Geneva.

Nicoletta holds an LL.M. in International Humanitarian Law from the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights and a MAS in International Relations with a specialization in international law from the University of Florence. She speaks Italian, English and French.

Notes for Participants Who Wish to Listen to the Simultaneous Interpretation at the Webinar

Please make sure that you have the latest version of Zoom application on your device (Interpretation is not available on connections made over the web):

Check the Zoom version number:
Zoom update:

After joining the meeting, click the “World” icon for simultaneous interpretation, which is found at the Control Panel (under the Zoom window). (The main language of the will be English.)

Things to consider during the meeting

  • The maximum number of webinar participants is 500.
  • Pelin Baykan from Anlatan Eller Derneği (Telling Hand Association) will interpret in sign language at the meeting.
  • You can send us your written questions by clicking the Q&A icon in the webinar control at the bottom of the Zoom window. Verbal questions will not be allowed at the webinar. Written questions will be compiled and conveyed to the speaker.
  • Before the webinar begins, please remember to check that you have an uninterrupted internet connection and that your headset has no problem with sound transmission.

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