Master of Advanced Studies in Transitional Justice, Human Rights and the Rule of Law


09/01/2017 10:45AM


08/31/2018 10:45AM

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From Ivory Coast to Burundi, Timor-Leste, Cambodia, Tunisia or Guatemala, countries throughout the world struggle to deal with the aftermath of violent conflict or oppressive rule.

What does it mean for a society to come to terms with mass atrocities, such as genocide and ethnic cleansing? How can the rule of law be re-established in a country shattered by wide-scale violence? What are the legal obligations and standards relevant to societies trying to turn the page on a history of political violence? How can the competing demands of peace and justice be balanced in the aftermath of such traumatic events? What can realistically be expected from measures such as trials, truth commissions, reparation programmes and institutional reform?

The Master of Advanced Studies in Transitional Justice, Human Rights and the Rule of Law (60 ECTS credits) provides an advanced conceptual understanding of these issues. It also offers practical insights and exposure to current challenges and situations of transitional justice.

Based in the heart of International Geneva, this innovative master’s programme makes connections between academic excellence and practical expertise. Designed as a gateway to careers in the growing transitional justice sector, it focuses on developing practical skills through a year of clinical work and internships in Geneva and beyond.

Who should attend

Candidates must have: A degree in law or an equivalent degree in a field relevant to transitional justice, such as international relations, political science, philosophy, sociology, anthropology or history A solid academic record A demonstrable interest in transitional justice, human rights and the rule of law (professional experience, internships, summer schools, conferences attended, publications, etc.) A sound command of English. Students whose mother tongue is not English and who do not have an English-taught bachelor’s or master’s degree or at least two years’ professional or academic experience in an English-speaking environment must provide a certificate to prove their knowledge of English

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