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Public International Law and Human Rights

Riga Graduate School of Law

12 months
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5500 EUR/year
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About

Designed at the intersection of public international law and human rights law, the Public International Law and Human Rights programme of the Riga Graduate School of Law offers an in-depth look at the fundamental legal issues of the two specialisations as well as their interaction. 

Overview

Course Description

Leveraging the extensive human rights law expertise of RGSL faculty, the master’s programme prepares students to work with international law and human rights spheres both at national and international levels.

The Public International Law and Human Rights programme of the Riga Graduate School of Law explores legal issues surrounding sovereignty, fundamental rights, state responsibility, criminality. In addition the programme focuses on international institutions, courts and arbitral bodies involved in the creation of global rules in the area of human rights. 

The one year masters programme consists of 60 ECTS of theoretical study within each course track of which 30 ECTS are devoted to a thesis. Following successful completion, students are awarded a Masters degree (LL.M) in Public International Law and Human Rights.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Legal Research
  • International Law
  • International Humanitarian Law and Responsibility
  • International Human Rights Law 
  • International Adjudication 
  • Litigation at the European Court of Human Rights

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

60 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • All masters programmes are available to students who have completed a bachelor, masters or equivalent degree in law or a related field (on the condition that basic knowledge of law and corresponding work experience can be demonstrated). For those with a three-year bachelor degree, options are limited to the two-year masters programmes. 
  • English language proficiency: IELTS 6+, TOEFL IBT 80+ or TOEFL paper based test 550+.
  • A copy of your diploma and diploma supplement (grade transcript). A certified English translation must be provided if the diploma was obtained outside Latvia.
  • A motivation letter in English describing your educational, professional and social achievements (max 2 000 characters).
  • A copy of your passport and a passport size photo (the photo will be used for your student card in case of admission). 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    5500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5500 EUR for the full programme during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    5500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5500 EUR for the full programme during 12 months.

Living costs for Riga

503 - 783 EUR /month
Living costs

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Funding

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