Registration now open for the webinar ‘The UN Human Rights Committee and Monitoring Opportunities’

We invite representatives of CSOs working in the field of human rights to join the sixth of the webinars the Etkiniz EU Programme is holding with experts on international human rights mechanisms, titled “The UN Human Rights Committee and Monitoring Opportunities: Preparing Question Lists, Reporting, Individual Applications” will take place on Monday, May 10th 2021.

Date: 10 May 2021, Monday
Time: 17:00 hours (GMT+3)
Speaker:  Làzarie Eeckeloo (Centre for Civil and Political Rights)
Venue: Zoom Webinars– on the internet

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

What Will be Discussed at the Webinar?

At the Etkiniz webinar, you will get to learn about the functioning of the UN Human Rights Committee and about the details of the call the Committee issued for CSOs in Turkey, with a deadline on May 21st 2021.

What does the UN Human Rights Committee do?

The Committee is the monitoring body for the UN International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, which Turkey has been a party to since 2003. Unfortunately, few human rights organisations in Turkey make use of this international mechanism, which is open to reporting by human rights organisations. For this reason, Etkiniz will host Làzarie Eeckeloo of the Centre for Civil and Political Rights, which works closely with the Committee and supports other CSOs that want to access the Committee, to discuss the human rights monitoring opportunities available.

What does the Committee’s call for CSOs in Turkey cover?

The UN Human Rights Committee expects short information notes and questions to be submitted by CSOs by May 21st 2021, to identify its list of issues for the “Areas of Concern” it will communicate to the Government of Turkey in July 2021. The Etkiniz webinar will answer your questions on how to prepare a questions list, report and submit an individual application to the Committee. You may access the NGO Information Note regarding the call by the Committee by clicking on the link below:

You may follow updates on the Committee’s July 2021 session at the following address:

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.

Steps to download and join the webinar are available in the below documents:

If you are not directed to the webinar after downloading the application, you can also participate by entering the  845 6903 8940 code on the window that will pop up.

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. In case more than 500 people register for the webinar, the system will allow the first 500 people to join at the time of the event.

  • Pelin Baykan from Anlatan Eller Derneği (Telling Hands 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.
  • If you have any questions about the event, please send an email to
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