MAS - Transitional Justice, Human Rights and the Rule of Law

Objectives
Provide comprehensive, in-depth knowledge of the multifaceted field of transitional justice
Introduce students into the relevant legal framework, including international criminal law and human rights law, taking into account the multi-disciplinary nature of the field by integrating larger perspectives (development, institution building, security, gender, etc.)
Audience

Young professionals, academics and students wishing to pursue a career in the various areas related to transitional justice, human rights and the rule of law (international law and affairs, policy, civil service, the NGO sector, academic research etc.)
Candidates should possess a degree in law or an equivalent degree in a field relevant to transitional justice (interational relations, political science, philosophy, sociology anthropology, history etc.), a solid academic record, a demonstrated interest in the subject matter and a sound command of English. Relevant professional experience is an asset.

Programme

The Master’s programme is structured around 5 core courses that cover central theoretical and practical issues in the fields of transitional justice, human rights and the rule of law. It is complemented by clinical work, a spring school, professionalizing activities and the drafting of a Master Thesis.
One of its special features is a resolute concern to link academic teaching and research with practical work and professionalizing activities. The programme offers students access to work experience in leading international agencies dedicated to transitional justice, human rights and rule of law.
Although the Master in Transitional Justice, Human Rights and the Rule of Law is a one-year full-time programme, the Geneva Academy offers flexible and tailor-made solutions for candidates who wish to attend the programme while pursuing their career.

Directors
Prof. Robert ROTH, Prof. Frank HALDEMANN and Thomas UNGER, Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights, University of Geneva
Co-ordinator
Dany DIOGO, Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights, University of Geneva
Diploma jointly awarded by the University of Geneva and the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID)

2nd edition

Duration
September 2017 to August 2018
4 days/week
60 ECTS credits

Application deadline
30 January 2017 (applications with scholarship request) /
26 February 2017 (applications without scholarship request)

Chèque formation 15 / 3507

Information
Admission Office
Villa Moynier, Rue de Lausanne 120B - CP 67
CH 1211 Geneva
http://www.master-transitionaljustice.ch/
TJM(at)geneva-academy.ch

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