International Justice Specialization for HR M.A. and LL.M. students – requirements

International Justice Specialization for Human Rights M.A. students

Credit requirements

Students studying for an M.A. degree in Human Rights with an International Justice Specialization must obtain 28 Legal Studies course credits and must write a thesis of 50-100 pages (a minimum of 17.000 words).

 The 28 credits must be obtained according the following rules: HR M.A./LLM students receive a total of 12 credits for mandatory courses (program- and specialization-specific), and shall take an additional 16 credits (8 credits from restricted elective courses and 7 credits from elective courses) during the academic year.

International Justice Specialization for Human Rights M.A/ LLM. students

The 28 credits must be obtained according the following rules:

I. Mandatory courses (for HR MA students) 

1. Program-specific mandatory courses (7 credits)

Introduction to Human Rights / Sejal Parmar (Pre-session, 1 credit)

Introduction to Law and the Basics of Public International Law / Eszter Polgári (Pre-session, 2 credits)

Academic Legal Writing and Research / Sejal Parmar, Oswaldo Ruiz-Chiriboga, Mathias Möschel (Fall             term, 0 credit)

Computer-based Legal Research / S.J.D. candidate (Fall Term, 0 credit)

Fundamental Rights in Comparative Perspective / Renáta Uitz (Fall term, 2 credits)

Introduction to Regional Human Rights Systems / Eszter Polgári, Oswaldo Ruiz-Chiriboga, (Fall term, 2 credits)

2. International Justice Specialization-specific mandatory courses (5 credits)

Archives, Evidence and Human Rights / Iván Székely, Csaba Szilágyi, András Mink (Fall term, 3 credits)

International Criminal Law / Roger O’Keefe (Spring term, 2 credits)

I. Mandatory courses (for HR LLM students)

1. Program-specific mandatory courses (7 credits)

Introduction to Human Rights / Sejal Parmar (Pre-session, 1 credit)

Introduction to Public International Law / Markus Böckenförde (Pre-session, 1 credit)

Legal Terminology and Computer-based Legal Research / S.J.D. candidate (Pre-session, 1 credit)

Academic Legal Writing and Research / Sejal Parmar, Oswaldo Ruiz-Chiriboga, Mathias Möschel (Fall             term, 0 credit)

Fundamental Rights in Comparative Perspective / Renáta Uitz, Oswaldo Ruiz-Chiriboga (Fall term, 2 credits)

Introduction to Regional Human Rights Systems / Eszter Polgári, Oswaldo Ruiz-Chiriboga (Fall term, 2 credits)

2. International Justice Specialization-specific mandatory courses (5 credits)

Archives, Evidence and Human Rights / Iván Székely, Csaba Szilágyi, András Mink (Fall term, 3 credits)

International Criminal Law / Roger O’Keefe (Spring term, 2 credits)

 The mandatory-elective requirements are the same for MA/LLM students

II. Mandatory elective courses

1. International Justice Specialization-specific mandatory elective courses (2 credits must be obtained out of 4)

Human Rights and Criminal Justice / Károly Bárd (Fall term, 2 credits)

The Protection of Children and Victims’ Rights in International and Regional Law / Károly Bárd, Oswaldo Ruiz-Chiriboga (Fall term, 2 credits)

 

2. Civil and Political Rights (3 credits must be obtained out of 7)

Freedom of Expression / András Sajó (Winter term, 2 credits)

Political Rights in Comparative Perspective / Daniel Smilov (Winter term, 1 credit)

            Comparative Freedom of Religion / Cole Durham, Brett Scharffs (Spring term, 2 credits)

Freedom of Assembly / Michael Hamilton (Spring term, 1 credit)

            Freedom of Religion – Advanced / Cole Durham (Spring term, 1 credit)

 

3. Enforcing Rights & Human Rights Advocacy (3 credits must be obtained out of 10)

Human Rights Remedies / Jeremy McBride (Fall term, 1 credit)

The UN Human Rights System / Sejal Parmar (Fall term, 2 credits)

EU Human Rights Law and Policy / Marie-Pierre Granger (Winter term, 2 credits)

International Human Rights Advocacy/ Sejal Parmar (Winter term, 2 credits)

Freedom of Expression in Practice / Sejal Parmar (Spring term, 2 credits)

Human Rights in Africa with Special Focus on Gender Issues / Victoria Nwogu (Spring term, 1 credit)

 

Students are advised to consult their thesis supervisor when selecting mandatory-elective courses.