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LLM Human Rights Law

An LL.M. is the first step towards academics in many countries. It presents many opportunity to specialize in a particular field or to undertake thorough research. It can also prove beneficial in obtaining a doctoral level degree in law.

The process of LLM in Human Rights Law is designed for students who wish to understand the minority rights, human rights’ conventions and regional human rights among other entailed issues. The degree provides student with great opportunities for individual with career interests in the field. You can find the course from a number of universities worldwide.

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LLM Human Rights Law

University of Strathclyde: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Campus Part time 12 - 24 months September 2017 United Kingdom Glasgow

This programme offers graduates in law and related disciplines, or those with relevant professional qualifications, the opportunity to develop a detailed understanding of human rights law at UK, European and international levels. [+]

Top Part time LL.Ms in LLM Human Rights Law in Europe. Why this course? This programme offers graduates in law and related disciplines, or those with relevant professional qualifications, the opportunity to develop a detailed understanding of human rights law at UK, European and international levels. The programme is intended to provide invaluable training and insights for those who have either a professional or academic interest in an evolving human rights culture. There are three potential exit points from the course, Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma and Masters. Assuming satisfactory performance, it's possible to change between these exit points. For example, a student who initially registers for the certificate may opt to continue studying to the Diploma or Masters qualification. Likewise, a student originally registered for the Masters can transfer to the certificate or Diploma. You’ll study The Human Rights Law programme may be completed over two years (part-time), or over one year (full-time). The LLM is awarded on successful completion of six modules and a 15,000-word dissertation on a topic chosen in consultation with a supervisor. Successful completion of six modules will qualify you for the award of Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip). A Postgraduate Certificate (PgCert) is awarded on completion of three modules. Dissertation The dissertation is written over the summer and submitted on the last day of the academic year. Field dissertation A recent innovative feature of this programme is the opportunity for you to undertake a field dissertation within a governmental or non-governmental organisation with an international focus. It can be either in the UK, or more likely, overseas. This opportunity is offered on a competitive basis and typically lasts for up to 12 weeks. It's delivered through our partnership with Challenges Worldwide, an organisation with extensive international experience in volunteer work placements. Work completed for the placement will focus on a specific area of law relevant to, or actually form the subject of your dissertation. LLM students on the programme have travelled to countries such as India, Guatemala and Uganda to undertake projects in areas including right to water, law reform, developing sexual harassment policy and freedom of assembly. Facilities Our library has a wide range of law reports, legislation, serials and monographs. It also has duplicate sets of key law report series, houses extensive collections in government publications and other related areas. You'll have access to a wide range of electronic information sources which can be accessed from home, including all the major legal databases. Student competition There is an annual LLM Human Rights Dissertation Prize sponsored by Taylor and Kelly (a leading human rights law firm in Scotland). Entry requirements An Honours degree, or equivalent, in any discipline (some law content recommended). Entry may be possible with other qualifications, especially where the applicant’s work experience is relevant to the course. International students If English is not your first language you’ll be required to provide evidence of your English language proficiency before you can begin the course. The LLM in Human Rights entry requirements are IELTS 6.5 (with no category below 6). Pre-Masters Preparation Course The Pre-Masters Programme is a preparation course for international students (non EU/UK) who do not meet the entry requirements for a Masters degree at the University of Strathclyde. The Pre-Masters programme provides progression to a number of degree options. Fees & funding Scotland/EU 2015/16 - LLM/PGDip full-time: £5,700 2015/16 - PGCert full-time: £2,850 2015/16 - LLM/PGDip/PGCert part-time: £2,850 Rest of UK 2015/16 - LLM/PGDip: £5,700 2015/16 - PGCert: £2,850 2015/16 - LLM/PGDip/PGCert part-time: £2,850 International 2015/16 - LLM/PGDip full-time: £11,000 2015/16 - PGCert full-time: £5,500 2015/16 - LLM/PGDip/PGCert part-time: £5,500 How can I fund my course? There are several scholarship opportunities available for students applying for thus course. Opportunities include: John Fitzsimmons Memorial scholarships Lord Hope Postgraduate scholarships International Scholarships (instructional) University of Strathclyde Progression Scholarships For more general information please look at our scholarship search The fees shown are annual and may be subject to an increase each year. Careers Our graduates can, and have progressed to research studies like MPhil and PhD in Human Rights Law leading to an academic career. Students may also go on to work with international non-governmental organisations in the area of human rights advocacy, practice and promotion like Amnesty International. Qualification from the course is also relevant to careers in international human rights organisations, like UN agencies for example. Where are they now? Many of our graduates are in work or further study.* Job titles include: Contracts Manager Judicial Assistant Procurator Fiscal Depute Research & Policy Officer Solicitor Employers include: Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service Scottish Consortium for Learning Disability Scottish Prison Service Supreme Court The Scottish Government *Based on the results of the national Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey (2010/11 and 2011/12). [-]

LLM International Human Rights Law

Brunel University: College of Business, Arts and Social Sciences
Campus Part time 12 - 27 months January 2017 United Kingdom Uxbridge

International Human Rights Law LLM is a unique programme designed to enable students to progress to become human rights practitioners and specialists in this dynamic area of law. [+]

About the Course International Human Rights Law LLM is a unique programme designed to enable students to progress to become human rights practitioners and specialists in this dynamic area of law. Students will critically engage with many of the human rights issues that feature strongly in public debate today, gaining comprehensive understanding of international human rights law and its interconnection with international criminal and comparative criminal law. This course places particular emphasis on the radical transformations that international human rights law has experienced since the beginning of the 21st century, with the genesis of the International Criminal Court, the on-going process of the United Nations reform and the post 9/11 shift to a more securitarian approach to criminal process values, especially regarding the war against terror. The course offers: A detailed analysis of the theory, history and development of human rights, and an examination of the main regional mechanisms of human rights protection. An overview of a variety of contemporary human rights topics, including the examination of major developments and recent tendencies in the field of international human rights protection. Analysis of contemporary topics and challenges of international human rights protection including: the emergence of the right to development and the so-called third- generation rights human rights advocacy and global governance though NGOs and non-State actors the crystallisation of group rights, minorities and indigenous peoples’ rights the challenges posed to international human rights law by international migration and the enhanced need of protection of migrants, asylum seekers and refugees women’s rights and the rights of the child, including protection against victims of human trafficking the crystallisation of general equality and the development of human rights advocacy for sexual and gay rights. Brunel Law School has an excellent reputation in this field. The International Human Rights Law Review - a peer-reviewed international journal - is edited at Brunel Law School. The School is able to attract a number of leading guest speakers to support further debate and learning’s around the complexity of human rights, and provides students with a wider variety of perspectives particularly in the international context. The programme is available full-time: September (12 months) January (15 months due to dissertation submission requirements) And also part-time: September (24 months) January (27 months due to dissertation submission requirements) The course is aimed at graduates from all over the world who are keen to develop an expertise in the evolving discipline and develop a career in international human rights law. Publications from Brunel Law Lecturers. Aims You will develop an expertise in the corpus and complexities of international human rights law. You will acquire critical and analytical skills in the complex field of international human rights law. You will be able to demonstrate through original research the application of knowledge, practical understanding and critical appreciation that can contribute to the discourse on international human rights law. You will gain professional skills required to develop a career in international human rights law. You will gain detailed knowledge of the European system of human rights protection in particular, both at a theoretical and practical level, including the ability to handle cases before the European Court of Human Rights. Special Features Research Centres The Law School benefits from active research centres which regularly host research seminars and workshops. Many of these have been on the topic of international human rights. LLM students will be expected to actively participate in the activities of relevant research centres, in particular the Human Rights Centre. Extra-curricular Activities The Law School offers students numerous opportunities to participate in extra-curricular activities, including a Reading Group, a Law Film society, mooting and debating societies and research workshops organized by the research centres based at the school. LLM students are expected to play a leading role organising and participating in these activities. Research Skills The Law School offers an elaborate scheme of research and writing skills sessions designed to facilitate students’ learning and to equip them with appropriate transferable skills. Some of the modules in this programme also integrate skills training, for example on how to answer essay questions, make use of electronic legal databases and cite legal authorities. Career Support Students benefit from the university's award winning 'Professional Development Centre' which offers specialist workshops, interview skills, and one-to-one advice sessions to help prepare graduates for their chosen career. Teaching Expertise Brunel Law School has an excellent reputation in this field. The International Human Rights Law Review - a peer-reviewed international journal - is edited at Brunel Law School. The school is able to attract a number of leading guest speakers to support further debate and learnings around the complexity of human rights, and provides students with a wider variety of perspectives particularly in the international context. This is a challenging programme that is at the forefront of thinking in International Human Rights Law. It is taught by leading academics with a wide range of expertise in human rights practice, policy, activism and governmental, international and non-governmental organisations. As a result, the programme is research-led, and some of the reading required for the programme is based on books published by our academics. Teaching and Assessment Assessment The faculty places great emphasis on the creation of a unique learning experience. In addition to attending seminars and preparing coursework and exams, students will also learn by participating in research centre activities and research trips, contributing to newsletters, making oral presentations, attending law film screenings as well as participating in debating events and reading group sessions. Assessment methods in this programme range from coursework, seen examinations and a dissertation (15,000 words) to oral presentations and assessment by contribution in seminars. Careers The Human Rights programme is suitable for students who are looking for career opportunities in human rights advocacy or in governmental and non-governmental human rights organisations at the national and international level, as well as for students interested in pursuing an academic career. Many choose to move from the LLM to progress as PHD student, and the academic excellence associated with the programme has meant that some LLM dissertations have been published. [-]

LLM in International Human Rights Law

Oxford Brookes University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Campus Part time 12 - 24 months September 2017 United Kingdom Oxford

The LLM in International Human Rights Law offers the opportunity to gain a critical understanding of international human rights. [+]

LLM in International Human Rights Law

 

The LLM in International Human Rights Law offers the opportunity to gain a critical understanding of the history and theoretical underpinnings of international human rights, international and regional human rights systems, and the practical application of human rights norms in a range of contexts. In Semester 1 the compulsory module in International Law provides a general introduction to the theoretical basis and main aspects of public international law of which international human rights law is a very important subcategory.In Semester 2, in addition to the compulsory module in International Human Rights Law, you are able to choose from a wide range of specialist topics, including:... [-]


Master in Children's Rights

University of Geneva
Campus 3 semesters February 2017 Switzerland Geneva

The Master in Children's Rights is built around an innovative and interdisciplinary curriculum that relies upon the theoretical and practical knowledge that has been developed in the area of children’s rights, and active student participation is a key aspect of the programme. Classes are held from Monday to Thursday midday. The multidisciplinary profiles of the faculty members (law, psychology, sociology, education sciences), their active involvement in various academic and professional networks, and the programme’s close ties with the International Institute for Children’s Rights (IDE) in Sion all contribute to the dynamism of this Master’s programme. [+]

Master in Children's Rights The Master in Children's Rights is built around an innovative and interdisciplinary curriculum that relies upon the theoretical and practical knowledge that has been developed in the area of children’s rights, and active student participation is a key aspect of the programme. Classes are held from Monday to Thursday midday. The multidisciplinary profiles of the faculty members (law, psychology, sociology, education sciences), their active involvement in various academic and professional networks, and the programme’s close ties with the International Institute for Children’s Rights (IDE) in Sion all contribute to the dynamism of this Master’s programme. THE INTERFACULTY CENTRE FOR CHILDREN’S RIGHTS With the creation of the new Interfaculty Centre for Children’s Rights (CIDE), based in Sion in the Canton of Valais, the University of Geneva has made an important contribution to the visibility and prestige of interdisciplinary training in children’s rights, both in Switzerland and abroad. Building upon the activities of its professors and researchers, who come from diverse disciplinary backgrounds, and mobilising the competencies of its partner faculties (Law, Psychology and Education Sciences, Sciences of Society, Medicine), the CIDE analyses the major transformations that have affected the status of children over time, and in particular the social and legal changes which followed the 1989 Convention on children’s rights, the most widely ratified international treaty. Almost every nation now recognises the child as a subject of rights – and no longer just an object of measures of protection – and therefore as an actor in society, capable of exercising the fundamental rights which belong to every human being. With this new understanding of the status of the child, new professional and institutional practices have developed. Better implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (for example, the situation of the child within the family or the school, the status of children in civil and criminal courts, North- South relations, development cooperation, etc.) involves numerous theoretical, conceptual and practical challenges. In order to prepare students for careers in the various professional sectors which have been transformed by these changes, the CIDE offers a flagship training programme which has been a resounding success since it was launched in 2008: the Interdisciplinary Master in Children’s Rights. Foundation courses (1st semester) (30Credits) : Introduction Theoretical foundations of the discipline and interdisciplinarity Specialised courses according to subject area (2nd semester) (30Credits) : Interdisciplinary seminars Group project Specialisation (3rd semester) (30Credits) : Dissertation Work placement or research orientation Mobility Students may study abroad or in another Swiss university during the third semester. www.unige.ch/exchange Opportunities The MIDE responds to the needs of a wide range of students interested in children’s rights. Many institutions and organisations are having to adapt to the new status of the child as a subject of rights. With the knowledge acquired during the MIDE programme, graduates are prepared for diverse professional tracks, and many have found careers in international organisations, NGOs, child protection and child welfare services, universities of teacher education, offices for the advancement of youth, youth counseling services, courts, residential and/or foster care institutions, etc. Some graduates have opted for an academic career by pursuing research activities or a doctorate, while others have returned to their professional functions or previous fields of study with certified, comprehensive knowledge of children’s rights. Admission Criteria A Bachelor or Master from a Swiss university in law, curative education, psychology, education sciences, humanities, social and political science. Other diplomas from a Swiss university, HES or HEP may be recognized if equivalencies are established and/ or if certain conditions are met. Foreign students with a Bachelor degree of 180 ECTS or an equivalent degree from a university that is officially recognised by the authorities of the country where the degree was completed may also be admitted. Applications Deadline: 30 April 2017 (28 February 2017 for applicants who require a visa under Swiss Confederation regulations) www.unige.ch/immat admissions.unige.ch [-]

LLM Human Rights Law

The University of Nottingham - Faculty of Social Sciences
Campus Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham

This course, which boasts cutting edge and innovative module options, exposes students to the most exciting ideas and developments in human rights law. [+]

Top Part time LL.Ms in LLM Human Rights Law in Europe. LLM Human Rights Law The modules at the heart of the LLM Human Rights Law provide a thorough grounding in human rights law, and many of the more specialised topics are cutting edge and innovative, such as 'Business and Human Rights', 'Economic and Social Rights' and 'Rights, Humans and Other Animals'. The school has a particular strength in human rights law. Many staff are internationally recognised for their research in the area. They have advised governments, collaborated with various international organisations including the United Nations and the Council of Europe, and joined forces with NGOs in their human rights advocacy work. This blend of academic endeavour and practical work is often brought to the classroom, so that you can see how human rights law can have an impact on the ground. The school is also home to the Human Rights Law Centre, one of the world's most respected academic human rights institutions. It carries out its work through research, training, publications and capacity building, collaborating with governments, inter-governmental organisations, academics, students and civil society; alongside implementing programmes in Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle East. The Centre is a focal point for student activity in human rights. It hosts an annual international student conference and a human rights film series, and, internship bursaries and research assistance opportunities. Having completed the LLM Human Rights, many of our students obtain jobs with the United Nations or other international organisations, governments and non-governmental organisations. Key facts The School of Law was ranked 41st best law school in the world, and 9th in the UK, by the QS World Rankings by Subject 2016 Since its introduction in 1987, our LLM programme has continued to grow in popularity and prestige and now attracts some 140 to 160 students each year, from more than 50 countries, confirming its status as one of the leading LLM programmes available Research-led teaching means that you will be exposed to current issues, advanced debate, and innovative thinking and regular guest seminars and lectures, delivered by distinguished scholars and practitioners complement teaching in the school Dedicated resources for students in the school, including a Legal Skills Advisor who delivers workshops and one-to-one sessions, a Law School computer room, and a Law Reading Room in the Hallward Library, contribute to a unique and positive learning experience The school enjoys professional relationships with international institutions, leading UK law firms, private industry and consultancies, government departments, both foreign and domestic, and non-governmental organisations Course details You must complete at least 90 credits worth of modules from the qualifying specialist module options for the Human Rights Law LLM. The remaining 30 credits required to complete the taught stage of the degree can be chosen from the full suite of modules offered across all of our LLM programmes. In addition, you must choose a dissertation topic which falls within the field of human rights law. Guidance and support on deciding a dissertation topic and designing your project will be provided through bespoke workshops and one-to-one support. Teaching The LLM programme operates small group seminar teaching wherever possible, allowing for an integrative and interactive learning experience. You are encouraged and expected to prepare for, and participate in, seminars so that you get the maximum benefit from these teaching sessions. Modular assessments All taught courses are assessed by examination or essay, or a combination of both. All assessments take place at the end of the spring term. Practice assignments, workshops on issues such as exam technique and time management, as well as one-to-one sessions with the Legal Skills Advisor are offered throughout the academic year to prepare you for these assessments. Modules Qualifying module options Business and Human Rights Contemporary Issues in Criminal Justice Detention and Imprisonment in the International Criminal Justice System Economic and Social Rights The European Convention on Human Rights International and Comparative Penal Law and Human Rights International Criminal Evidence International Criminal Law International Human Rights Law International Humanitarian Law Law, Development and the International Community Mental Disability and International Human Rights Minorities and International Human Rights Philosophical Foundations of Human Rights and Criminal Justice Principles of Public International Law The Protection of Refugees and Displaced Persons in International Law Regional Human Rights Law Religion and International Human Rights Rights, Humans and Other Animals The modules we offer are inspired by the research interests of our staff and as a result may change for reasons of, for example, research developments or legislation changes. This list is an example of typical modules we offer, not a definitive list. Careers Our postgraduate students move into an extraordinarily wide range of careers. Many graduates either go into the legal profession or return to their previous legal careers with their experience and prospects enhanced by their experiences on the course. A large number also work with NGOs, or return to their countries with the relevant skills to help add to the future development of that country. A selection of graduates progress onto our PhD programme each year, in order to progress their academic career. These students often choose to stay at The University of Nottingham beyond their doctorate, with a number of our current academics having completed both the LLM or Masters and PhD programmes with us before becoming members of staff. Average starting salary and career progression In 2015, 93% of postgraduates in the School of Law who were available for employment had secured work or further study within six months of graduation. The average starting salary was £27,031 with the highest being £40,800.* * Known destinations of full-time home higher degree postgraduates 2014/15. Salaries are calculated based on those in full-time paid employment within the UK. Career prospects and employability The acquisition of a masters degree demonstrates a high level of knowledge in a specific field. Whether you are using it to enhance your employability, as preparation for further academic research or as a means of vocational training, you may benefit from careers advice as to how you can use your new found skills to their full potential. Our Careers and Employability Service will help you do this, working with you to explore your options and inviting you to attend recruitment events where you can meet potential employers, as well as suggesting further development opportunities, such as relevant work experience placements and skills workshops. Entry requirements 2.1 (or international equivalent) in law, humanities or social sciences IELTS 7.0 (with no less than 7.0 in writing, 6.5 in reading and 6.0 in speaking and listening) If these grades are not met, English preparatory courses are available [-]

LLM Human Rights Law

University of Kent, Kent Law School
Campus August 2017 United Kingdom Canterbury

This specialisation enables you to examine human rights protection at the national, regional and international levels. It is particularly suited to those who currently work in, or hope to work in international [+]

This specialisation enables you to examine human rights protection at the national, regional and international levels. It is particularly suited to those who currently work in, or hope to work in international organisations, non-governmental organisations, international law firms and foreign affairs departments. It is also suited for those who want to develop a human rights practice in a domestic law context. Students studying human rights are encouraged to participate in the activities of the Centre for Critical International Law (CeCIL) at Kent. These include, workshops, trips to international courts and tribunals, and guest lecture series. Modules Modules associated with this specialisation include: - European Human Rights Law - European Union Migration Law - International Criminal Law - International Human Rights Law - International Migration Law - Policing - Transitional Justice and the Rule of Law Programming [-]

LLM International & EU Law - Human Rights, Security & Development

Lille Catholic University - Faculty of Law
Campus September 2017 France Lille

The LL.M in Human Rights, Security & Development is a programme focused on interface between Human Rights and International Development. It is a multilingual and multicultural education that offers students the possibility to choose between research and the professional direction. [+]

Top Part time LL.Ms in LLM Human Rights Law in Europe. The LL.M in Human Rights, Security & Development is a programme focused on interface between Human Rights and International Development. It is a multilingual and multicultural education that offers students the possibility to choose between research and the professional direction. The lectures are taught by visiting professors from prestigious European universities. The aim of the master is to train lawyers with a real awareness of legal and geostrategic issues in the areas of Human rights, security and development. It also aims to prepare students to enter the world of international organisations, specialist national institutions, NGOs or international firms involved in related litigation. To apply for this program, please fill out the contact form on the right side of this page. [-]

LLM in Dispute and Conflict Resolution

SOAS University of London
Campus Part time 1 - 4 years September 2017 United Kingdom London

The LLM programme is a single subject law programme that may be taken over a period of one year (full-time), or part-time over a period of two, three or four years. Every student will be required to take modules equivalent to four full units. The assessment of one of the chosen full units (which must be from your chosen specialism) will be by means of a 15,000 word dissertation. The dissertation must be linked to a module offered at SOAS itself, and attendance on the module will be treated as being part of the process of supervision. [+]

LLM in Dispute and Conflict Resolution Duration: One calendar year (full-time) Two, three or four years (part-time, daytime only) We recommend that part-time students have between two-and-a-half and three days a week free to pursue their course of study. Minimum Entry Requirements: Minimum upper second class honours degree (or equivalent) in Law Start of programme: September intake only The LLM programme is a single subject law programme that may be taken over a period of one year (full-time), or part-time over a period of two, three or four years. Every student will be required to take modules equivalent to four full units. The assessment of one of the chosen full units (which must be from your chosen specialism) will be by means of a 15,000 word dissertation. The dissertation must be linked to a module offered at SOAS itself, and attendance on the module will be treated as being part of the process of supervision. With permission of the LLM tutor, students will be entitled to select one complementary subject or the equivalent from comparable Master’s module at SOAS including appropriate language modules. A complementary subject may be chosen in substitution for either a full or a half-subject. Examinations for all taught modules will be held in May/June of each year and the dissertation will be due for submission during September of the final year of registration. The assessment for each module may vary according to the extent to which the research component of each module is to be stressed. It is expected that all students will graduate with an LLM in law. It is possible, however, for students wishing to graduate with a ‘specialist’ degree, to do so by way of opting to take three or more modules from the relevant subject groupings below. In each case, the student must undertake a dissertation in that subject grouping. Structure Every student will be required to take modules equivalent to four (4.0) full units. Students who wish to graduate with a specialised LLM are required to take at least three (3.0) of the four (4.0) units within their chosen specialism, including the dissertation. The assessment of one of the chosen full units (within the LLM specialism) will be by means of a 15,000 word dissertation. The fourth unit can be chosen from either the general Law Postgraduate Modules or the following modules associated with the Dispute and Conflict Resolution specialisation: Please note: Not all modules listed will be available every year. Please see the individual module page for information. Full Module Units (1.0) Alternative Dispute Resolution - 15PLAC104 (1 Unit) International Commercial and Investment Arbitration- 15PLAC153 (1 Unit) Justice, Reconciliation and Reconstruction in Post Conflict Societies - 15PLAC123 (1 Unit) Law, Human Rights and Peace-building: the Israeli-Palestinian Case - 15PLAC133 (1 Unit) Half Module Units (0.5) EU Law in Global Context - 15PLAH051 (0.5 Unit) Gender, Armed Conflict and International Law - 15PGNH005 (0.5 Unit) International Criminal Law - 15PLAH055 (0.5 Unit) Law and Policy of International Courts and Tribunals - 15PLAH026 (0.5 Unit) The Law of Armed Conflict - 15PLAH022 (0.5 Unit) Dissertation (1.0) The dissertation module unit forms part of the required three (3.0) units within the chosen LLM specialism. Please see the dissertation module units below. You will need to attend the teaching on the module and then submit a dissertation in place of the module method of assessment. Alternative Dispute Resolution - 15PLAD104 (1 Unit) International Commercial and Investment Arbitration - 15PLAD153 (1 Unit) Justice, Reconciliation and Reconstruction in Post Conflict Societies - 15PLAD123 (1 Unit) Law, Human Rights and Peace-building: the Israeli-Palestinian Case - 15PLAD133 (1 Unit) A Student's Perspective "I would not have studied anywhere else in London. I’m considering coming back for a Masters!" Caitlin Ryan, Georgetown University [-]

LLM - Master of International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law

European University Viadrina in Frankfurt (ODER) - Faculty of Law
Campus Part time 3 semesters April 2017 Germany Frankfurt (Oder)

The Master’s program prepares graduates for taking up career opportunities in policy making, international, public and governmental service, public and private legal practice, work for non-governmental organisations, and academic teaching and research. [+]

Top Part time LL.Ms in LLM Human Rights Law in Europe. This postgraduate program provides advanced study of the international protection of fundamental human rights. The curriculum integrates general human rights protection in times of peace and war with the special protection of basic rights in situations of armed conflict (under international humanitarian law). Such an approach is especially important as the boundary between war and peace becomes increasingly blurred. Such a blurring of the boundary is the result from many different circumstances including: the rise of terrorism, the diversity in its cause and nature and wide scope of possible reactions to it; the often unclear boundary between situations of civil war, external aggression, guerrilla action and even domestic policing; the reliance on both official (Security Council-sanctioned) and unofficial (sometimes invited) peace-keeping forces in a broad range of conflict situations. Confusion in drawing a clear line may even emerge from humanitarian military intervention in the name of the defence of human rights itself. Responses to various forms of civil unrest (often itself provoked by alleged breaches of human rights) or states of emergency (whether of political or natural origin) including, for example, the establishment of a state of martial law, or merely reliance upon domestic or even foreign military forces to assert control or provide assistance expands the range of situations which are difficult to categorise. Beyond this, national intelligence services may conduct operations (whether at home or abroad) with (quasi-)military character but which formally, not invoke the regulatory framework of humanitarian law. Reliance on mercenary forces and other forms of military outsourcing in diverse contexts of belligerency expands this list even further. All these examples show that a rigid and dogmatic attempt to identify situations where international humanitarian law does or does not apply and thus how it interacts with the generally applicable regime of human rights protection is at least problematic and may even be counterproductive. This program of study therefore embraces the full range of international law responses to human rights challenges and of the measures and systems for the protection of the individual in the most diverse political, social, economic, geographical and military situations. The teaching faculty for the degree program consists of highly qualified human rights teachers and experts from many different countries and varied academic traditions. Students of the Master of International Human Rights Law and International Humanitarian Law (LLM) program are selected on a competitive basis considering their grades in previous courses, their practical experience and their motivation for enrolling in the program. The language of instruction is English. This advanced degree provides a suitable basis for a career in international human rights, whether in international organizations on universal or regional level, national governmental institutions or non-governmental organizations (NGOs). The Master’s course contains a significant practical component aimed at providing a bridge between academic study of human rights and later professional activity, thus allowing flexible and wide career choice. The international spread and experience of the teaching staff and their contacts to many institutions internationally provide a secure base for diverse human rights internship and career opportunities. Aim of the program The Master’s program prepares graduates for taking up career opportunities in policy making, international, public and governmental service, public and private legal practice, work for non-governmental organisations, and academic teaching and research. The special character of the program lies in its integration of the protection of human rights generally with rights protection in diverse situations of armed conflict. Thus many aspects of the program are directed specifically to providing understanding and insight into the links between tradition international human rights law and international humanitarian law. As well, the program aims not only to provide a solid theoretical understanding of the issues, principles, structures, substantive law and institutions relevant to this topic but also to aid students in acquiring reliable practical skills in the application of their theoretical knowledge. Particular importance is placed on the development and promotion of the following: comprehensive knowledge of the system of protection of the individual spanning both the international law of peace and the international law of armed conflict, including the philosophical, political and historical foundations of that system; in-depth knowledge of legally binding international rights and guarantees and their protection and enforcement under various legal remedial regimes; practical skills in applying international standards of protection in specific circumstances, in particular in international court proceedings and other institutional procedures, the investigation of facts, or conflict resolution; skills and procedures in undertaking academic investigation and research including the preparation of reports; intercultural communication and transfer of knowledge, particularly in relation to (but not limited to) the countries of central, eastern and south-eastern Europe. Outline: 1.5 year (3 Semester) LLM English-language program integrated coverage of international human rights and humanitarian law providing in-depth understanding of individual protection as the basis of democratic, stable and just governance in peacetime and during armed conflict responds to important developments in international politics, security, terrorism, armed conflict and peace-keeping a comprehensive curriculum gives attention to academic abilities including research and reporting and to practical skills especially through internships in international and national organisations international teaching faculty of human rights and humanitarian law experts small group study in an internationally diverse student body prepares for a big range of international and national careers distance learning with 8 weeks of lectures/seminars (presence learning) in Frankfurt (Oder) in first and second semester admission open to graduates in law or equivalent scholarships may be available from the DAAD graduate study at a top German university located at Frankfurt (Oder) in the centre of Europe at the German-Polish border, near Berlin, the German capital Diploma and Certificate qualifications are also available for shorter periods of coursework study. Scholarships and financial assistance Scholarships, stipends or other forms of financial assistance may be available from external sources. Applicants in financial need are therefore very strongly advised to make their own efforts and enquiries (especially with relevant public institutions, NGOs, foundations and large private institutions in their own country). The Viadrina is willing to assist applicants to obtain financial support from external sources where it is able to do so, either by providing suggestions or through a letter of support confirming admission to the program. [-]

Master's Programme in International Human Rights Law

Lund University
Campus 2 years September 2017 Sweden Lund

For more than two decades, the Master of Laws in International Human Rights Law at Lund University has been a highly esteemed cooperative venture [+]

Programme overview

For a quarter of a century, the Master of Laws in International Human Rights Law has been a cooperative venture of the Faculty of Law at Lund University and the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law. This makes your education unique: no other LL.M programme offers the joint resources of a prestigious law school and an implementation-oriented human rights institution. And, we believe, no other LL.M programme has become so well-established with employers in the human rights area. We aim to train your contextual awareness, scholarly approach, analytic clarity and practical skills alike.

Both the Faculty of Law at Lund University and the RWI are well respected educational actors and our graduates benefit from the fact that the Master´s programme at Lund is held in high esteem worldwide. The programme staff has been carefully selected to ensure the highest scholarly standards in research and training. We also regularly host distinguished guest professors and visiting speakers from practice and academia, including judges at international courts or tribunals, diplomats and scholars. Past guest speakers have included the then Secretary-General of the United Nations, Koffi Annan, and the Nobel peace prize laureate Shirin Ebadi.... [-]


LLM Master of Laws

University of Exeter
Campus 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Exeter

Our LLM Master of Laws is a highly flexible programme offering an extremely wide range of modules dependent on your interests. Taught by leading academics, we offer access to the most topical, academically rigorous and professionally relevant courses in a variety of legal subjects. Opportunity for an EU study tour. [+]

Top Part time LL.Ms in LLM Human Rights Law in Europe. High quality postgraduate legal education at an elite UK top 10 university Personal tutor support and close contact with academic staff who are leaders in their fields Innovative, rigorous and flexible LLM programme which allows students to specialise in important areas of law Specialisms include International Commercial Law, European Law, Maritime Law, Intellectual Property Law and International Human Rights Law Students electing to specialise on the LLM Master of Laws will have that pathway named on your degree certificate Small seminar and teaching groups enabling you to fulfil your potential Opportunities to visit EU institutions, the United Nations and International Criminal Court Excellent career prospects Studying an LLM Master of Laws offers unrivalled academic stimulation, the opportunity to deepen your understanding of the law and specialise your knowledge in a particular area, and improved career prospects at the highest level whether that be in practice or academia. The Exeter LLM is a substantive, rigorous, and genuinely flexible programme of postgraduate study designed for the most ambitious and capable students. Delivered by some of the biggest names in legal research, our LLM allows you to create a bespoke programme of learning addressing your specific academic and professional needs, readying you to fulfil your career ambitions or for doctoral study. Our faculty is able to teach and supervise an extensive range of international subjects, with particular specialities inspired by our renowned research in the areas of Commercial Law, Public Law, Human Rights Law, and Family Law. Location Streatham Campus, Exeter Studying an LLM Master of Laws offers unrivalled academic stimulation, the opportunity to deepen your understanding of the law and specialise your knowledge in a particular area, and improved career prospects at the highest level whether that be in practice or academia. The Exeter LLM is a substantive, rigorous, and genuinely flexible programme of postgraduate study designed for the most ambitious and capable students. Delivered by some of the biggest names in legal research, our LLM allows you to create a bespoke programme of learning addressing your specific academic and professional needs, readying you to fulfil your career ambitions or for doctoral study. International Commercial Law International Commercial Law is one of the most popular, challenging, and relevant areas of law to study at postgraduate level. Our faculty includes some of the most respected international names in the field, including the authors of leading practitioner and student texts and editors of important journals. We are confident that Exeter is the best possible environment in which to study the exciting, fast-paced, and lucrative commercial world, including subjects like corporate finance, international trade, intellectual property, energy and the environment. European Law This specialism is designed to give students the opportunity to study the constitutional issues which arise from the concept of the European Union, including law making and the relationship between the EU and Member States. We provide modules which examine the substantive law of the EU, and the way in which that law has been implemented in English law. We also provide an optional study trip to visit the institutions of the EU. Intellectual Property Law The LLM in Intellectual Property Law allows students to study in depth the substantive areas of law which make up intellectual property. Much of the law is derived from EU measures, and the modules are taught from both a domestic and EU perspective. Exeter is one of the very few universities in the UK able to offer this programme. International Human Rights Law This specialism has been specifically developed to allow you to construct a programme appropriate to private practice or public employment in the field of international human rights law. An important element of the programme is a study trip to Geneva to gain first-hand experience of the work of the United Nations. During the trip you will have the opportunity to attend committee sessions, joining the delegation, NGOs and committee members in the committee chambers. Maritime Law The LLM in Maritime Law is designed specifically for students who wish to study shipping and international trade law in detail. The modules are particularly suited to students who intend to pursue careers in chartering, trade and marine insurance (including Protection and Indemnity Clubs). English law is widely adopted in other jurisdictions, so a study of English law is particularly important. Tuition fees per year 2016/17 UK/EU: £7,700 full-time; £3,850 part-time International: £16,500 full-time [-]

LLM - Dutch Law

Maastricht University, Faculty of Law
Campus 1 year September 2017 Netherlands Maastricht

The Master's degree in Dutch Law, the general Master's for bachelors Dutch law. The combination of a Bachelor's and Master Dutch law is the [+]

LLM - Dutch Law

Language of instruction: Dutch

The Master's degree in Dutch Law, the general Master's for bachelors Dutch law. The combination of a bachelor and master Dutch Law is the ideal base if you want to continue in the legal profession or the judiciary. The master Dutch Law at Maastricht includes, besides a number of targeted training profiles a variety of electives from which you can create your program at their discretion.

 

Training is certainly not only nationally oriented. Netherlands comes as a Member State of Europe and the blurring borders, increasingly coming into contact with foreign laws and regulations. You therefore receive all profiles that are offered in making these master with international law. You look across borders for example, by comparing legal systems of different countries and delve into European law. All this is done in an inspiring and active environment according to the Problem-Based Learning (PBL) where UM is known for. If you opt for the Master's degree in Dutch Law at Maastricht University, then choose a program with a stimulating teaching, a personal approach and a lot of (international) career. Depending on the profile you have chosen, you can work not only after completion of this master as a lawyer for many organizations, you can also opt for a subsequent training as a lawyer, prosecutor or judge.... [-]


LLM Human Rights and Justice

Nottingham Trent University - Nottingham Law School
Campus Part time 1 - 2 years August 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham

Nottingham Law School has significant academic expertise in the areas of human rights and justice. The course parallels the historical and contemporary significance of these aspects of law, in particular their growth as topics of both domestic and international importance over recent decades... [+]

Top Part time LL.Ms in LLM Human Rights Law in Europe. LLM Human Rights and Justice Nottingham Law School has significant academic expertise in the areas of human rights and justice. The course parallels the historical and contemporary significance of these aspects of law, in particular their growth as topics of both domestic and international importance over recent decades. About the LLM Human Rights and Justice The LLM Human Rights and Justice is based on the significant expertise of academic staff in Nottingham Law School, particularly from its Centre for Conflict, Rights and Justice. The course will help you develop a strong analytical understanding of the key legal issues in the area, with a particular focus on European and international human rights and key aspects of international justice systems. Why choose this course? Study the key issues in European and international human rights and justice. Explore bodily integrity rights such as the right to life, procedural rights such as the right to a fair trial, and expressive rights such as the freedom of religion. Benefit from strong links to our Centre for Conflict, Rights and Justice Study full-time or part-time. Attend an International Summer School and explore Law from a European perspective. Scholarships available. Individual modules can be studied for Continuing Professional development (CPD) awards. Modules You will study six taught modules followed by a dissertation. Choose from: Public International and Humanitarian Law Terrorism and International Response Victims' Rights and Restorative Justice Human Rights in Europe Theory and Principles of International Law Expression Rights Human Rights and Criminal Justice Discrimination Law in Employment International Criminal Court and International Crime Data Protection and Privacy You can take up to two modules from another subject area, excluding Oil, Gas and Mining Law, but we advise you to select modules from the above options if possible. You will start your dissertation after completing these modules. Assessment In each case, modules are assessed through one piece of course work. This usually takes the form of a problem- or essay-style question, but will vary by module. You can submit and receive feedback on assessments over the course of each module. The dissertation is 18,000 to 20,000 words and is researched and written independently under the guidance of an expert academic. How do I study? The academic year for the LLM courses is split into three parts: two ten-week terms (Term One runs from the beginning of the academic year until the Christmas vacation, Term Two between Christmas and Easter) and the summer period. Full-time students – who complete the course over one academic year – study three modules in each term and complete the dissertation over the summer. Part-time students – who complete the course over two academic years – study three modules across Terms One and Two in each year (six in total), beginning work on researching their dissertation during the first summer period and completing it during the second. On the full-time and part-time modes modules are taught throughout the week. Depending on your timetable you may be expected to attend on more than one day. Modules may exceptionally be rescheduled due to course needs. Seminars are led by academics but will usually require you to carry out extensive guided preparatory work and will often involve short presentations or other contributions. Entry requirements Law graduates You will need a good degree in Law (minimum 2.2) or, an honours degree in another discipline plus either the CPE (Common Professional Examination) or GDL (Graduate Diploma in Law) conversion qualification. Non-Law graduates Applicants from other disciplines will be welcomed in appropriate circumstances, particularly if they have experience in the area, even if not as lawyers. English language requirements International students need to demonstrate they have sufficient knowledge of written and spoken English before starting the course. We usually require one of the following: IELTS 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill An equivalent English language qualification. [-]

LLM International Human Rights Law

University of Groningen
Campus 1 year September 2017 Netherlands Groningen

Can a church be attacked if a sniper hid in the tower during an armed conflict? Having the Polish nationality, being tortured in a Thai prison, what rights do you have? Can you invoke them and how? [+]

LLM International Human Rights Law

Can a church be attacked if a sniper hid in the tower during an armed conflict? Having the Polish nationality, being tortured in a Thai prison, what rights do you have? Can you invoke them and how?

Human rights are of all times and places, they are just not recognized everywhere, nor interpreted the same in all countries. There are several human rights systems in place and, in some cases, it can leave victims and their lawyers in a situation where they have to choose which forum to go to or which system to choose to seek their justice.

In this programme, you will be trained in human rights at the international level, but also in international humanitarian law and other related fields of (international) law. You will learn about the different systems and how human rights are interpreted within these systems and in different countries.... [-]


LLM Advanced Studies in International Children's Rights

Leiden University
Campus Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 Netherlands Leiden

The International Children’s Rights is a one of a kind program, offering an advanced master (LL.M) dedicated to the rights and interests of children from a legal perspective. [+]

Top Part time LL.Ms in LLM Human Rights Law in Europe. The International Children’s Rights is a one of a kind program, offering an advanced master (LL.M) dedicated to the rights and interests of children from a legal perspective. Today – more than 25 years after the adoption of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child – the role of international, regional and domestic systems in issues of child protection, participation and empowerment is ever-growing, and requires in-depth specialization. Multi-layered and interdisciplinary International children’s rights is a unique area of law because it is multi-layered (covering international, regional and national legal systems) and interdisciplinary in its scope. The program provides an in-depth study of the field of children’s rights, and pays particular attention to its intersection with diverse fields of law, including human rights, civil, criminal, humanitarian, family and migration law. The multi-layered and legal interdisciplinary nature of the program is an essential element in acquiring specialist knowledge on the meaning and implications of international children’s rights for the position of children at the international and domestic level, in both the developed and developing world. Our programme is characterised by small-scale teaching, which encourages intensive interaction between students and lecturers. Students in our Advanced Masters programmes come from various countries, and from diverse cultures, which contributes to a truly international study environment. Activities In addition to our academic staff, which comprises renowned international legal experts in the field of children’s rights, the program offers students the opportunity to meet and discuss hot topics effecting children with guest lectures and representatives from NGO’s and international organizations, such as the Hague Conference on Private International Law and the International Labor Organization, as well as with prominent practitioners working in the field of children’s rights. The program also includes a trip to Geneva to attend a session of the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child, and meet with other international organizations operating at the international arena on issues relating to children’s rights. For whom? law graduates in possession of a full law degree (offering access to legal practice) or legal professionals. graduates who hold a degree at an equivalent level in another discipline with a sufficient background in or understanding of law and/or sufficient professional experience in the field. Tuition fee €15,000 Interested? If you would like to know more, please get in touch or visit the programme introduction page on our website: http://en.mastersinleiden.nl/programmes/international-childrens-rights/en/introduction. [-]