[***Moderator's note: Registation for this study trip is possible on-line. Please do not simply reply to this e-mail. Thank you.***] Physicians for Human Rights - UK ...From harm and injustice... Registered Charity No. 1078420 Limited Co. No. 3792515 STUDY TRIP TO GENEVA JOIN THE TEAM - BE PART OF THE ACTION On 16, 17 and 18 November 2004, PHR-UK will be in Geneva to observe the UN Committee against Torture (CAT) discuss with UK officials the UKs report on its compliance with the Convention against Torture. PHR-UK will provide information to the Committee. PHR-UK Senior Advisor Bernie Hamilton will lead this trip, and be there from Monday to Friday to observe CAT and the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) at work. He will be able to take about six students with him, and welcomes applications. Applications will be considered until the course is full, but not beyond Friday 29 October for security reasons. This is the 16th consecutive Study Trip. These arrangements are based on last Mays visit. The estimated cost of Geneva travel, insurance and accommodation is £300.00 TREATY MONITORING COMMITTEES - GENEVA Two treaty monitoring committees will be studied: CESCR at Palais Wilson & CAT at the Palais des Nations. We should have an opportunity to observe country hearings, and see NGOs at work. We will meet with UN Committee members and staff, and with human rights NGO staff. 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 just wanted to thank you again for the amazing week in Geneva. It is rare to learn so much in such a short space of time and to have enjoyed oneself so much also. My colleagues have also been very impressed with the list of people you arranged for us to meet." - GH Belfast "These trips provide a fascinating and unique opportunity for students to watch and engage with the UN's process of monitoring each countrys observance of human rights" - Dr. Peter Hall, Chair PHR-UK BOOKING DEADLINE: Booking will close once we have an appropriate number of students, or at 12:30 p.m., Friday October 29, to allow time for UN security clearance. Students are free to make their own travel and accommodation arrangements. COURSE DURATION: Monday Nov. 15, 2:30 p.m. - Friday Nov. 19, 2:30 p.m. CHEAP FLIGHTS: EasyJet offers return economy flights Luton / Stanstead / Gatwick CHEAP STAYS: near the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights Youth Hostel basic accommodation Tel: +41 22 732 62 60 <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>email@example.com City Hostel recommended by previous students Tel: +41 22 901 15 00 firstname.lastname@example.org Drake Hotel currently has low cost rooms Tel: +41 22 716 48 48 email@example.com HOW TO BOOK: on-line at http://www.phruk.org/index.php?content=geneva&title=Geneva PHR-UK is pleased to sponsor this educational initiative, and regrets that it cannot advise on visas, grants or scholarships. Please note that Study Trip fees are not refundable. ======== Global Human Rights Education listserv ======== Send mail intended for the list to <firstname.lastname@example.org>. Archives of the list can be found at: http://www.hrea.org/lists/hr-education/markup/maillist.php If you have problems (un)subscribing, contact <email@example.com>. **You are welcome to reprint, copy, archive, quote or re-post this item, but please retain the original and listserv source.
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