The Rule of Law in Practice
1150 Swiss Francs
120B rue de Lausanne
What is ‘the rule of law’ and why is it considered important for economic and democratic development? How has rule of law development assistance evolved over the last half-century and what are its antecedents? How are rule of law programmes designed, what are their typical components, and how is their impact measured? This course considers rule of law work from the perspective of the practitioner, using case studies, procurement documents and project reports to help participants understand how rule of law projects are developed and implemented in the field. The course also considers scholarly critiques of rule of law assistance, allowing participants to evaluate the operational features of such assistance within a broader analytical framework.
Courses take place on:
- Tuesday 6 March, 8:00-10:00
- Friday 16 March, 8:00-10:00
- Tuesday 10 April, 8:00-10:00
- Friday 27 April, 8:00-10:00
- Tuesday 8 May, 8:00-10:00
- Thursday 24 May, 8:00-10:00
- Thursday 31 May, 8:00-10:00
Participants obtain a certificate at the end of the course (no ECTS credits are gained).
Who should attend
This course forms part of our Master of Advanced Studies in Transitional Justice, Human Rights and the Rule of Law. It is open to professionals – diplomats, lawyers, legal advisers, judges, NGO staff, human rights advocates, media specialists, professionals working in emergency situations, UN staff and staff from other international organizations – who are not enrolled in the Executive Master and who want to deepen their expertise in this specific issue.
Your application will need to include:
- A short motivation letter (no more than one page)
- Your curriculum vitae
- Proof of your competence in English (a certificate or statement highlighting your solid background in English)
- A valid copy of your visa or residence permit (only applicants who require a visa to enter the Schengen area)
Once admitted to the course, participants receive instructions on how to pay. Proof of payment is required before you begin the course.