11th Human Rights Study Trip to Geneva (May 2002)



11TH CONSECUTIVE TRIP TO STUDY UN HUMAN RIGHTS TREATY PROCEDURES IN GENEVA
FOR MEMBERS OF BIRKBECK COLLEGE, UNIVERSITY OF LONDON AND
OTHERS - May 2002
COURSE LEADER: Bernie Hamilton

These arrangements are based on last May's trip.
The estimated cost of Geneva travel and accommodation is 300.00
Do not forget the cost of all necessary insurance.


TREATY MONITORING COMMITTEES GENEVA:
Two treaty monitoring committees will be studied: CESCR & CAT.
We should have an opportunity to observe country hearings, and see NGOs
at work. We will meet with UN Committee members and staff, as well as
with human rights NGO workers.


PROVISIONAL SCHEDULE

Mon 06  AM      CAT     Norway                  CESCR   United Kingdom
           PM      CAT     Venezuela               CESCR   United Kingdom

Tue 07  AM      CAT     Luxembourg              CESCR   United Kingdom
           PM      CAT     Sweden/Norway           CESCR   United Kingdom

Wed 08  AM      CAT     Saudi Arabia            CESCR   Trinidad & Tobago
              PM      CAT     Uzbekistan/Luxembg      CESCR   Trinidad &
Tobago

Thu 09  AM      CAT     Closed                  CESCR   Closed
	PM      CAT     Closed                  CESCR   Closed

Fri 10          AM      CAT     Denmark         CESCR   UNESCO Meeting
                  PM      CAT     Saudi Arabia            CESCR   UNESCO 
Meeting


WHAT OTHERS HAVE SAID ABOUT RECENT GENEVA STUDY TRIPS

" The trip to Geneva really put International Law in general and Human
Rights advocacy in particular in perspective for me. Contrary to what I
had envisaged, we were not only observing Committee meetings and 'taking
in the atmosphere', as it were - we were also engaging in conversation
with Committee members, learned members of the legal profession, and
other observers and advocats... in short, it was more than worth the
money. Perhaps less to the point but just as importantly: it was brilliant fun
as well."       - AB University of Essex

" I would like to go again "    - CD University of Liverpool

" A very rewarding experience " - EF University of Sussex


BOOKING DEADLINE:  Those who have expressed an interest, must
confirm by 12:30 PM, Monday April 15, so that I can arrange UN ID.
Because of additional security concerns, I have been asked to forward ID
details to Geneva as soon as possible, and so I ask you to register as soon
as possible.
Students are free to make their own travel and accommodation arrangements.

TRAVEL:  Depart Sunday May 5 - Return Friday May 10.

Easyjet offers return economy flights Luton/Stanstead/Gatwick to Geneva
[60.00].

ACCOMMODATION:  Hotels can be selected from the Web.
http://geneva.yop.ch/hotels
Prices vary throughout the year. Ask hotels about discounts. There is a
very cheap hostel offering basic accommodation near the UN's Palais Wilson.
Tel: +41 22 732 62 60.

FURTHER INFORMATION FROM BERNIE HAMILTON - COORDINATES BELOW

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TO:     Bernard F. Hamilton, President,
Leo Kuper Foundation, 159, Cromwell Road, London SW5 0TQ
Tel: +44 (0) 20-7373-7332   Fax:  +44 (0) 20-7341-0050
E-Mail: LKF@west-end.demon.co.uk

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ADDRESS.....................................................................
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TEL.................................................................E-mail:.
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I apply for the May 2002 UN visit and enclose a cheque for 110.00 payable
to "LKF"

Signature...............................................................
DEADLINE FOR RETURN OF APPLICATIONS: 12:30 pm Monday April 15, 2002




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