STATEMENT OF THE TURKEY TRIBUNAL OFFICIAL INDEPENDENT OBSERVERS
Turkey Tribunal publishes the list of confirmed OBSERVERS during the 2021 Session
The role of the observers is:
- to observe the proceedings
- to follow the rules of procedure
- to check if all participants (rapporteurs, witnesses, government, third parties if any) can express themselves freely and are treated in a fair way.
If the observers notice something that is not going according to the principles and rules of procedure, they are expected to inform the registrar. Afterwards the registrar will immediately inform the president and, if needed, and instant consultation will be organized. The observers will be given the opportunity, not the obligation, to express their opinion on how the session went, in public. If the observers consent, the organizers want to videotape their opinion to publish it later on the website of the tribunal.
The Turkey Tribunal (The Tribunal) is an Opinion Tribunal. It is neither a regular court subject to a State’s judicial system, nor a court established by a Treaty or an international organisation. It is a Tribunal established by civil society and serves as an instrument and platform to give recognition, visibility and a voice to people who allegedly suffer(ed) violations of their fundamental rights.
* Please note that all Turkey Tribunal steering committee members, judges, rapporteurs, witnesses participate in Turkey Tribunal on voluntary basis, and no one of them will be paid for their contributions to the tribunal.