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A study trip to the main International Human Rights Institutions is arranged for students of the MA degree to familiarise them with major International Organisations, NGOs and international experts in the field. The study trip also involves students of the European master's Programme in Human Rights and Democratisation spending their second semester at the University of Padova.
The trip (which has taken place in Geneva in the past few years) gives students the opportunity to deepen their understanding of many of the key themes and issues developed within their degree, as well as developing contacts and institutional and personal relationships with officials and experts.
In the past, this study trip has included, amongst other things, meetings and debates with UN staff, presentations from officials from the OHCHR, attending sessions of the Universal Periodic Review, and meetings with various NGOs and independent experts.
The study trip's programme is set up in close cooperation with the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and regularly includes briefings with the Permanent Representative of the Italian Republic to the International Organisations in Geneva and wit the EU Mission to the UN.