Dear Colleagues, European Council on Refugees and Exiles (ECRE)'s legal network ELENA is going to hold an Introductory Course on Refugee and Asylum Law between 28 November-1 December 2002 in Sintra, Portugal. Please find details and registration form below. For additional information, please contact Geri Mckenna at <email@example.com> or alternatively visit ECRE's web-site at http://www.ecre.org Kind regards, Adem Arkadas *~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~ The Association for Solidarity with Asylum Seekers and Migrants ASAM Address: Tunali Hilmi Cad. 79/20 Kavaklidere 06700 Ankara TURKEY Tel: +90-312-4260319 Fax: +90-312-4260367 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: www.asam.8k.com (to be transfered to www.asam-tr.org) ----------- INTERNATIONAL INTRODUCTORY COURSE ON REFUGEE AND ASYLUM LAW 28 November - 1 December 2002 Hotel Tivoli, Sintra, Portugal ECRE (European Council on Refugees and Exiles) ELENA is pleased to announce the return of the highly acclaimed International Course on Refugee and Asylum Law! The course will introduce international refugee law in relation to current asylum trends in Europe and will be dedicated to the study of the main articles of the 1951 Geneva Convention relating to the status of refugees and relevant human rights treaties. The course will include lectures by James Hathaway and Walter Kδlin, experts in international refugee and asylum law. Plenary sessions will be conducted in English. The course is aimed at legal counsellors and lawyers from across Europe who defend or who are interested in defending cases concerning refugees and asylum seekers. REGISTER NOW! It is expected that this course will be over-subscribed and places are limited. Closing date for registrations is 6 September 2002. Applications will be dealt with in order of receipt. All interested legal counsellors and lawyers are advised to register early to avoid disappointment. ELENA, the European Legal Network on Asylum, is a forum for legal practitioners who aim to promote the highest human rights standards for the treatment of refugees, asylum seekers and other persons in need of international protection in their daily counselling and advocacy work. The ELENA network extends across most European states and involves some 2,000 lawyers and legal counsellors. ELENA's objectives are pursued by: * Providing and reinforcing contact between practising lawyers and legal counsellors in different European countries who work on asylum cases; * Facilitating the exchange of information and experience between these lawyers and legal counsellors; * Studying the implementation of national and international law relating to refugees; * Organising seminars on specific topics relating to refugees law and making results available to practising lawyers; Promoting the development of national networks of lawyers specialising in asylum law. --------- ELENA International Introductory Course on Refugee and Asylum Law 28 November 1 December 2002, Hotel Tivoli, Sintra, Portugal DRAFT PROGRAMME Thursday 28 November 2002 17.00-19.00 Registration 19.30 Dinner Friday 29th November 2002 (In plenary session) Lecturer: James Hathaway 09:00 09:30 Welcome and Presentation 09:30 11:00 Introduction to the 1951 Geneva Convention refugee definition 11:00 11:30 Coffee Break 11:30 13:30 The 1951 Geneva Convention Refugee Definition: 1) Alienage 2) Genuine Risk 13:30 14:30 Lunch 14:30 16:00 Refugee Definition continued: 3) Risk to basic human rights 16:00 16:30 Coffee Break 16:30 18:30 Refugee Definition continued: 4) Failure of state protection Free Evening Saturday 30th November 2002 (In plenary session) Lecturer: James Hathaway 09:00 10.30 Refugee definition continued: 5) Nexus to civil or political status 10:30 11:00 Coffee Break 11:00 12:30 Refugee Definition continued: 6) Needs and deserves protection 12:30 14:00 Lunch Lecturer: Walter Kδlin 14:00 15:30 The principle of non-refoulement: Article 33, 1951 Geneva Convention 15:30 16:00 Coffee Break 16:00 18:00 Prohibition of refoulement in international human rights law: Art. 3, European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms; Art. 3, Convention against Torture; Art. 7, International Covenant against Torture; Art. 7, International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights 19:30 Social Evening Sunday 1st December 2002 (In plenary session) Moderator: Walter Kδlin 09:00 11.00 "Terrorism, internal security and the challenges for asylum in Europe" Exchange of information among participants and discussion of policy issues 11:00 11:30 Coffee Break 11:30 13:30 Morning session continued 13.30 Close and Departure ------------- REGISTRATION FORM ELENA International Introductory Course on Refugee and Asylum Law 28 November - 1 December 2002 Hotel Tivoli, Sintra, Portugal Please write or type clearly below First name: Mr/Ms . Last name: . Job Title: LawFirm/Organisation: . Address: .. Postal Code and City: Country: . Telephone number: Fax number: ... E-mail: ... o I will require single room accommodation. o I would be prepared to share a twin room with .. I have special dietary needs. Please detail: Please return this form by 6 September 2002 to the: EUROPEAN COUNCIL ON REFUGEES AND EXILES Attn.: Ms Geri Mckenna Clifton Centre, 3rd Floor, 110 Clifton Street, LONDON, EC2A 4HT, United Kingdom Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7729 5152 Fax: + 44 (0) 20 7729 5141 E-mail: email@example.com REGISTRATION FEE The fee for participation for lawyers and NGO staff is £370 sterling. A reduced fee of £330 sterling is available for participants who prefer to share a twin room and £450 sterling for government officials. This is a residential course and the fee will cover seminar costs, accommodation, meals and documentation. 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