CAS Children's Rights 2023
The participants of the CAS are taught by leading academics and actors in the field of children’s human rights, who are up-to-date with the latest developments and debates. The multidisciplinary and international environment gives the programme a unique character.
PeriodFebruary 2023 - November 2023
12 ECTS credits
64 Teaching hours
Modules can be followed individually
Registration deadline: 2 months ahead of the teaching module you wish to apply for
CHF 2'000.- per module. For registration for individual modules, please contact the secretariat.
- 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
- 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
- Develop the ability to contribute to the resolution of child rights related issues and problems
- Exercise tools to effectively use human rights standards and mechanisms at the international and national levels
Professional who works 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 journalist
2 week-long modules to be chosen among the following modules of the MAS:
- Module 1 Children's rights and childhood studies (Online learning)
- Module 2 International children’s rights law (University of Geneva)
- Module 3 Child protection strategies and policies (Online learning)
- Module 4 Children’s rights and criminal justice (Format to be determined)
- Module 5 Child labour and education (Online learning)
- Module 6 Children’s rights and migration (Online learning)
- Module 7 Children’s rights policy implementation and monitoring (Valais Campus - Sion)
Prof. Karl HANSON, Centre for Children's Rights Studies (CIDE), University of Geneva
Dr Roberta RUGGIERO, University of Geneva
- Hold a bachelor’s degree in the field of social and human sciences conferred by the University of Geneva, a Swiss University of Applied Sciences, a University recognised by the University of Geneva, or a qualification deemed to be equivalent by the Steering committee
- Provide evidence of at least one year's professional experience in a field linked to the course
- Have a level of proficiency in English deemed sufficient to follow the teaching and participate in the programme and discussions.
Number of participants
The number of participants is adapted to the chosen pedagogy.