The Master of Advanced Studies in Transitional Justice, Human Rights and the Rule of Law programme of University of Geneva is one of the very few programmes on this subject world-wide, it focuses on strengthening interdisciplinary knowledge and preparing students for future professional activities.
From Northern Ireland to Burundi, Timor-Leste, Sri Lanka, 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 (MTJ) is a one-year full-time postgraduate degree designed for highly qualified and open-minded candidates interested in acquiring high-level academic education and practice in the field of transitional justice, human rights and the rule of law. Combining theoretical knowledge with real-world perspectives and a cross-disciplinary approach, it focuses on developing practical skills to address current challenges in this field.
- The Law and Ethics of Transitional Justice
- International Law and Transitional Justice: Mapping the Terrain
- Peacebuilding, Transitional Justice and Gender
- 12 months
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- 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
International18303 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 18303 EUR for the full programme during 12 months.
National18303 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 18303 EUR for the full programme during 12 months.
- 18,000 CHF full programme
Living costs for Genève
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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