Students will examine the structure and output of human rights institutions (courts, committees, etc.) at international (UN) and regional levels (EU, OAU, OAS). In particular, they will review cases addressing freedom of expression, the right to self-determination, freedom from torture, etc.
They will be challanged to consider the emergence of Non-State Actors both as protectors and violators of human rights, the impact of counter-terrorism upon human rights, and the interrelationship of socio-economic rights and civil and political rights. In addition, students will be able to explore the evolution of women's human rights and refugee protection.
The master's programme in Human Rights is a 1 1/2-year programme that provides an opportunity for studies of the basic rules of international public law. In addition, the programme gives them the opportunity to focus their studies on areas of particular interest through classes, seminars, and the writing of a master’s thesis. Three courses are mandatory, and students choose one elective course from a list of available courses.
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You only need to take one of these language tests:
Minimum required score:
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Minimum required score:
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You need the following GPA score:
Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of 2.5 or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).
Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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