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CAS Children's Rights


  • To acquire specialised knowledge in children’s rights in their theoretical as well as in their practical dimensions through an international and an interdisciplinary approach to the study of children’s rights
  • To understand and critically discuss the role of international instruments on children’s rights in the implementation and monitoring of children’s rights, with a particular focus on the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child
  • To develop the ability to contribute to the resolution of child rights related issues and problems
  • To exercise tools to effectively use human rights standards and mechanisms at the international and national level


 Professional who work with children’s rights issues : lawyer, psychologist, sociologist, judge, law enforcement officer, social worker, teacher, government official, staff from governmental and non governmental organisations, academic and journalistic


2 week-long residential modules to be chosen among the following modules of the MAS:

  • Children’s rights and childhood studies
  • International children’s rights law
  • Child protection strategies and policies
  • Children’s rights and criminal justice
  • Child labour and education
  • Children’s rights and migration
  • Children’s rights policy implementation and monitoring
  • Individual training programme/CCR thematic paper.


Prof. Karl Hanson, Centre interfacultaire en droits de l’enfant (CIDE), University of Geneva.


Dr. Roberta Ruggiero, University of Geneva


Institut international des droits de l’enfant (IDE), Sion.


February 2021-November 2022
12 ECTS credits.


Two months ahead of the residential modules you wish to apply for.

Application Fee

CHF 150.-

Tuition fee

 CHF 5’000