Master of Laws in LLM Human Rights Law in Turin in Italy

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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.

Officially known as the Italian Republic, the country is found in southern Europe. The official language is Italian and the cultural rich capital is Rome. Many of the world's oldest universities are located in Italy, in particular the University of Bologna (founded in 1088). There are three Superior Graduate Schools with "university status", three institutes with the status of Doctoral Colleges, which function at graduate and post-graduate level.

Turin is one of the business cities of Italy. The universities in this city strive to provide quality education in Italy. This place is a hub of top notch international schools such as the University of Turin that are dedicated to shaping up good career for the students.

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Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Transnational Crime and Justice

UNICRI United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute
Campus Full time 1 year November 2017 Italy Turin

The Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Transnational Crime and Justice is specifically designed for young professionals and university graduates wishing to specialize in the fields of comparative criminal law, humanitarian law, human rights law, transnational crimes and transitional justice. [+]

LLMs in LLM Human Rights Law in Turin in Italy. L.L.M Overview The Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Transnational Crime and Justice is specifically designed for young professionals and university graduates wishing to specialize in the fields of comparative criminal law, humanitarian law, human rights law, transnational crimes and transitional justice. Depending on each student’s background and interest, the programme is ideal for careers in the legal and political sectors both at a national and international level as well as further academic studies. Through a combination of lectures, seminars and practical exercises selected students will acquire: in-depth knowledge on the theoretical and practical aspects related to the investigation and adjudication of international crimes and human rights violations; overall comprehension of the functioning of international criminal tribunals, special and hybrid courts and their legacy to national courts; familiarity with the principle of rule of law and thorough understanding of the interdisciplinary processes and mechanisms related to transitional justice and justice reform in post-conflict situations and countries in transitions; unique insights into the policies and tools of the United Nations, other international organizations as well as national bodies for the prevention, investigation, control and punishment of transnational crimes such as corruption, counterfeiting, environmental crime, smuggling of migrants, terrorism and trafficking in persons. Structure and Content The LL.M is characterized by an interdisciplinary academic strategy that integrates theory and practice, favour active exchanges of ideas, and further the comparative and critical thinking skills of participants. Upon successful conclusion of the course students will have acquired in depth and up-to-date knowledge on the main subjects around which the global debate on transnational crime and justice articulates: Comparative Law and Comparative Criminal Law; International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights Law; International Criminal Law and International Criminal Procedure; Transnational organized crime and transnational crimes (e.g. cyber crime, corruption, counterfeiting, environmental crime, smuggling of migrants, terrorism, and trafficking in persons); Interstate cooperation in criminal matters; Global efforts to strengthen the rule of law; Judicial and non-judicial processes and mechanisms associated with transitional justice in post-conflict countries such as prosecution initiatives, mechanisms facilitating the right to truth, reparations, institutional reforms in conformity with international legal standards and obligations. The programme further envisages dedicated sessions on career guidance and professional development in the UN System. Students, for example, will have the possibility to participate to individual sessions with representatives of the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme. Entry requirements Applicants must meet the following requirements: Hold at least a 3-year university degree issued by an internationally recognised university in Law, Political Science, International Relations, Criminology, Social Sciences, Economics, or equivalent academic subjects; Full proficiency in written and spoken English. Please note that a good command of English is essential. During the course students will be asked to actively engage in class activities, draft documents, analyse case files and legal documents, discuss practical scenarios and work in groups. The programme’s coordination officers may arrange phone interviews to assess the competencies of candidates before the selection is finalized. Important Requirement for non Italian Applicants In order to enroll at the LLM, all non Italian students who are selected are required to provide: a Declaration of Value (DOV) of their university diploma a legalized/notarized/certified copy of the diploma translated into English or Italian a legalized/notarized/certified the related transcript of records translated into English or Italian. The competent Italian Diplomatic Authorities of the country where the university awarding the degree is located are responsible for the issuance of the DOV. The legalization of the university diploma and of the transcript of is carried out by the competent National Authority according to the laws and policies of the country where the candidate has completed his/her studies. Students are responsible to identify and contact the competent National Authority in charge of this procedure. How to Apply Applicants will need to submit a duly completed application form (available on UNICRI website) together with all the documents listed below: Motivation letter, a personal statement explaining why you are interested in this particular programme and outlining any relevant experience you have. The statement should be written in English and not exceed one page. Curriculum Vitae in English Scanned copy of passport reproducing only the personal details and photo page(s). Official English certificate if available (see section on entry requirements). An official copy of the Bachelor's (or higher) diploma(s) in its original language issued by the competent University. A translation of the above diploma(s) into English if the original document(s) is issued in another language. An official copy of the university transcript(s) of records of all the university studies completed or on-going in the original language issued by the competent University (ies). The official transcript of records must include the following information: full titles of all the courses completed throughout the degree; dates of completion of each course (or at the very least the overall time spent to complete the entire programme); grades obtained; credits awarded; and information on the grading scale. A translation of the above transcript(s) of records into English if the original document(s) is issued in another language. If already available, legalised copy of the diploma(s), legalised copy of the transcript(s) of records and Declaration of Value (DOV)* Please note that the submitted application is valid for the 2016/17 edition of the LL.M. only. If you are not selected and wish to apply for the forthcoming edition of the same programme, you may submit a new application as soon as the new call for applications is open. *The legalised copies of the university diploma(s) and of the official transcript(s) of records are issued by the National Competent Authority of the country where the student has conducted his/her studies according to national regulations. The DOVs are issued by the Italian Competent Diplomatic Authority located in the country where the student has conducted his/her studies. Selection Process Successful applicants are selected according to the following information gathered through the submitted application documents: Academic background and achievements (including publications) Professional experience Professional training received Motivation letter Please note that preference will be given to young professionals up to 35 years of age. [-]