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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 - International Human Rights Law and Protection of Enviroment

Charles University Faculty of Law
Campus Full time 18 months October 2017 Czech Republic Prague

This LL.M. study programme focuses on international human rights law and protection of environment, and offers an interdisciplinary approach to these two fields, which are closely connected in international theory and practice. [+]

LLM Programs in LLM Human Rights Law in Europe 2017. This LL.M. study programme focuses on international human rights law and protection of environment, and offers an interdisciplinary approach to these two fields, which are closely connected in international theory and practice. International human rights and liberties protection as well as international and national protection of environment are marked by a very dynamic development. Both of these fields have become the key agendas of international organisations. The connection of these two fields is evidenced by, among other things, the creation of a new international magazine called Journal of Human Rights and the Environment, which was started in 2010 by the renowned publishing house, Edward Edgar Publishing. This project caused a remarkable response in the academic field throughout the world. The current concept of the LL.M. programme, which connects the protection of human rights and environmental law, corresponds unambiguously to modern trends and will definitely be able to attract many applicants who realize the connection of these two subjects. A thorough study of both of these fields resulting in understanding of their mutual relationship offers a very practical and necessary orientation to this domain for future employees of public administration, international governmental and non-governmental organisations, legal offices and to a certain extent also private companies, which are involved in global and regional economic activities. The interdisciplinary approach is based on a combination of studies of different legal branches. First of all, there is International Law, European law and Environmental Law. Besides that it is necessary to study complex aspects of national law (especially Constitutional Law and Administrative Law) and legal history, because international and regional models of human rights protection and environmental protection must be understood within the concept of their historical evolution of international and supra-national integration. A necessary condition to successfully complete the study programme is a very good understanding of issues of contemporary International Law. Since the relevant legislation protecting human rights and environment is built in large part on international agreements, special attention will be devoted to law of international treaties, including practical training of preparation of contracts and other international documents at international conferences and at the level of international organisations. Also, understanding the current monitoring processes at the international level and follow-up questions concerning liability and enforcement mechanisms assumes a very good knowledge of both theory and practice of International Law. The central part of the programme is a course focused on the foundations of supra-national integration. Students of the course will extensively explore different models of European integration, along with the current structure of European law, and the gradual integration of the protection of fundamental rights and protection of environment in the Community agenda. Mandatory and optional courses of the LL.M. programme are devoted to various issues of international protection of human rights and Environmental Law. The aim of the compulsory course called Introduction to International Human Rights Law is to provide an overview of the universal mechanisms as how to protect human rights. Main attention will be paid to the structure and functioning of the relevant instruments of the United Nations, which are based both on the founding Charter of the organisation and also on specific international conventions on the protection of human rights. Also, non-European regional systems of human rights will be briefly introduced in this obligatory course, especially in the context of cultural differences and global debate on the universal and regional standards of protection. The content of another compulsory course, The European System of Human Rights Protection, is a detailed study of European mechanisms in the field of protection of human rights. Besides the functioning of individual systems (Council of Europe, European Union, the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe), another topic will be the relationship of individual systems and the possible conflicts between different standards of protection. A key part of the course is the study of selected cases of the European Court of Human Rights and the European Court of Justice. Two obligatory courses are targeted on the issue of environmental protection: one is concentrated on International and European law and environmental policy and is named International and European Environmental Law and Policy, while the other is Czech Environmental Law. As for optional courses, programme participants should take into account whether the topic of their Diploma thesis would be the international protection of human rights or Environmental Law. Courses on international and European anti-discrimination law and migration law present a very dynamic issue to the participants of the LL.M. programme. The course on the theory of human rights is focused on the conceptual grasp of the current protection of human rights at the international and national level in the light of philosophical and sociological reflection. The range of optional subjects enables flexible integration of external teachers, and also teachers from abroad. Some of the courses can be established in the form of an intensive training in one week. Students are required to complete 5 mandatory courses (each for 8 credits). Moreover they are obliged to choose and complete at least 4 optional courses (each for 5 credits). In the third semester students are expected to attend a Dissertation Seminar (5 credits), complete a dissertation work under the supervision of a tutor and defend it before a committee (25 credits). Mandatory courses Winter Semester: Theory and Practice of Public International Law, responsible supervisor: Prof. JUDr. Pavel Šturma, DrSc. International and European Environmental Law and Policy, responsible supervisor: Prof. JUDr. Milan Damohorský, DrSc. Introduction to International Human Rights Law, responsible supervisor: Doc. Mag. phil. Dr. iur. Harald Christian Scheu, Ph.D. Summer Semester: The European System of Human Rights Protection, responsible supervisor: Prof. JUDr. Mahulena Hofmannová, CSc. Czech Environmental Law, responsible supervisor: Prof. JUDr. Milan Damohorský, DrSc. Optional courses Winter Semester: Development of Supranational Integration and European Law, responsible supervisor: Prof. JUDr. Jan Kuklík, DrSc. EU Law - General Introductory Course, responsible supervisor: Doc. JUDr. Richard Král, Ph.D., LL.M. (Mandatory for students from non-EU countries whocannot prove previous sufficient background in EU Law) Selected Topics from the Theory of Human Rights, responsible supervisor: Doc. JUDr. PhDr. Veronika Bílková, Ph. D., E.M.A. Human Rights and Environmental Protection, responsible supervisor: Prof. Dr. Michael Geistlinger (Universität Salzburg) Summer Semester: Protection of Fundamental Rights from Perspective of Czech and European Constitutionalism, responsible supervisors: JUDr. Jan Kudrna, Ph.D. and JUDr. Ing. Jiří Zemánek, CSc. International and European Migration Law, responsible supervisor: JUDr. Věra Honusková, Ph.D. The International Protection of Minorities, responsible supervisor: Doc. Mag. phil. Dr. iur. Harald Christian Scheu, Ph.D. Economic Tools of Environmental Law in Austria and in the European Union, responsible supervisor: Univ.Prof. Mag Dr. Erika Wagner (Johannes Kepler Universität Linz) [-]

LLM in Dispute and Conflict Resolution

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

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 in International Human Rights Law

Oxford Brookes University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24 months September 2017 United Kingdom Oxford + 1 more

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:... [-]


LLM International Human Rights Law

Brunel University: College of Business, Arts and Social Sciences
Campus Full time Part time 12 - 27 months September 2017 United Kingdom Uxbridge + 1 more

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. [-]

Master in Children's Rights

University of Geneva
Campus Full time 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. [+]

LLM Programs in LLM Human Rights Law in Europe 2017. 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

University of Kent, Kent Law School
Campus Full time 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 [-]

Master's Programme in International Human Rights Law

Lund University
Campus Full time 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 International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law

European University Viadrina in Frankfurt (ODER) - Faculty of Law
Campus Full time Part time 3 semesters April 2017 Germany Frankfurt (Oder) + 1 more

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. [+]

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. [-]

LLM - Dutch Law

Maastricht University, Faculty of Law
Campus Full time 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 International & EU Law - Human Rights, Security & Development

Lille Catholic University - Faculty of Law
Campus Full time 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. [+]

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

University of Derby
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years September 2017 United Kingdom Derby + 1 more

The Derby LLM offers maximum flexibility. Available to lawyers and non-lawyers alike, it provides unrivalled choice and opportunity - enabling you to choose from specialist pathways and modules to build a degree that matches your career aspirations, research pursuits and personal interests. [+]

LLM Programs in LLM Human Rights Law in Europe 2017. Why choose this LLM? The Derby LLM offers maximum flexibility. Available to lawyers and non-lawyers alike, it provides unrivalled choice and opportunity - enabling you to choose from specialist pathways and modules to build a degree that matches your career aspirations, research pursuits and personal interests. Improve your career prospects in one of the UK's top law schools for student satisfaction and success at postgraduate level Select the focus of your study and align it to the LLM programme pathway of your choice, studying at a time and pace to suit you and your circumstances Choose new and innovative modules ranging from Transnational Organised Crime to International Commercial Arbitration and the Investigation of Human Rights Violations Benefit from our modern approach to teaching law in a global context: you can tailor your coursework and assignments to different jurisdictions, so gaining a truly international flavour of law Combine your academic and theoretical knowledge with hands-on skills honed in our superb courtroom facilities Learn from our team of expert practitioners whose teaching is delivered with passion and professionalism Spend time developing your skills in a legal practice or other professional organisation: ours is one of the few LLM programmes to offer this opportunity. About this course We have worked with the legal professions, judiciary, prosecution service and police to design the Derby LLM to be fit for the 21st century. A degree that’s right for you Our LLM provides unique opportunities to investigate areas that other courses simply do not offer. While it focuses on core aspects of knowledge in law, you can choose from numerous options - for broad based or highly specialised study - to design a degree that reflects your interests and career ambitions.

 The course combines academic and theoretical knowledge. You will develop your understanding of the interaction between law and policy at an international level, enabling you to contribute to organisations and commercial enterprises operating within the global policy arena. Specialist pathways After the Postgraduate Certificate stage of the course, you can choose to follow a specific pathway towards one of these specialist LLM awards: LLM (Commercial Law) LLM (Corporate and Financial Law) LLM (International Protection of Human Rights) LLM (Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law) LLM (Transnational Criminal Law) For those who have taken or are working towards the LPC, we also offer a route to ‘top up’ the qualification to an LLM in Legal Practice. If you are already employed and looking at professional career development, you can follow this route to enhance your CPD points. Dedicated to your success We are committed to providing a rich, rewarding learning experience. You'll be taught by our professional, experienced and knowledgeable teaching team, with real passion for their subjects. We deliver dedicated academic and pastoral support to every student, which has resulted in our consistently high rankings in the National Student Survey. We also offer a range of extra-curricular activities, networking opportunities and a vibrant Student Law Society. Entry requirements You'll need: An honours degree in any subject at least 2.2 classification We will also consider applicants with relevant work experience who may be accepted following interview. Careers and employability An edge in your career As a Derby LLM graduate, you will be highly sought after by employers because you can demonstrate a unique specialisation in the areas of law and criminal justice, evidenced by your final dissertation. 
It gives you a genuine advantage when applying for positions within and beyond the legal sector.

 If you are already in employment, the particular benefit of our LLM is that you can combine modules to create a programme of study which reflects your specific vocation and future employment and career aspirations. In a turbulent world where professional roles and career pathways are constantly evolving, the Derby LLM offers you the flexibility and skill set to adapt to meet employers’ requirements and your own professional development needs. Opportunities for further study An LLM is considered to be essential for the pursuit of an academic career. With the focus on research skills at its heart - and a high level of flexibility providing many diverse opportunities to specialise - the Derby LLM programme is an ideal springboard to MPhil or PhD studies. From the start, you are encouraged to develop your research, communication and independent learning techniques and we offer guidance if you wish to present your work at conferences or to have it published. [-]

LLM Human Rights and Justice

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

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... [+]

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 Full time 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 Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 Netherlands Leiden + 1 more

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. [+]

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. [-]

LLM International Law (Criminal & Human Rights)

Bangor University
Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 United Kingdom Bangor

This programme is designed to help students become experts in the areas of International Law that directly concern the human person - International Criminal Law & International Human Rights Law - whilst mastering the discipline of International Law of which they are part. [+]

LLM Programs in LLM Human Rights Law in Europe 2017. This programme is designed to help students become experts in the areas of International Law that directly concern the human person - International Criminal Law & International Human Rights Law - whilst mastering the discipline of International Law of which they are part. In addition to the foundational courses in Legal Research Methods and Public International Law, students will be required to study International Criminal Law, International Human Rights Law and write a dissertation on a topic within the International Criminal Law or International Human Rights Law. The remaining courses can be chosen from a range of relevant options. Through carefully designed course work and varied teaching approaches, students will acquire the intellectual open-ness, technical expertise and critical thinking abilities that are necessary for effectiveness in a globalising world. The programme will equip students to respond effectively to the wide range of intellectual and professional challenges facing those working on legal issues concerning the human person in International Law. The LLM in International Law (specialising in International Criminal Law & International Human Rights Law) will equip them to deal with both case work and policy making. [-]