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. students receive a total of 13 credits for mandatory courses (program- and specialization-specific), and shall take an additional 15 credits (8 credits from restricted elective courses and 7 credits from elective courses) during the academic year.

 

I. Mandatory courses

1. Program-specific mandatory courses (8 credits)

  • Introduction to Human Rights / János Fiala-Butora  (Pre-session, 1 credit)
  • Introduction to Law / Eszter Polgári (Pre-session, 1 credit)
  • Legal Terminology / Eszter Polgári (Pre-session, 1 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 the Law and Practice of the European Court of Human Rights / Eszter Polgári (Fall term, 2 credits)
  • The Foundations of Public International Law / Boldizsár Nagy (Fall term, 1 credit)
  • Thesis Writing Course / CAW Instructor (Fall term, 0 credit)

 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)

 

II. Restricted elective courses

1. International Justice Specialization-specific restricted elective courses (2 credits must be obtained out of 5)

  • Human Rights and Criminal Justice / Károly Bárd (Fall term, 2 credits)
  • Fair Trial Rights before International Criminal Tribunals / Károly Bárd (Winter term, 2 credits)
  • Human Rights in Emergency Situations / Mordechai Kremnitzer (Spring term, 1 credit)

2. Rights-related courses (3 credits must be obtained out of 7)

  • Freedom of Expression / András Sajó (Fall term, 2 credits)
  • The Law of Democracy: Parties and Elections / 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 7)

  • Mental Disability Law and Advocacy / János Fiala-Butora (Fall term, 1 credit)
  • European Anti-Discrimination Law / Mathias Möschel (Fall-Winter term, 2 credits)
  • Human Rights Remedies / Jeremy McBride (Winter term, 1 credit)
  • The UN Human Rights System / Sejal Parmar (Winter term, 2 credits)
  • Designing and Implementing Human Rights Projects / Eszter Polgári, HRSI (Winter-Spring term, 1 credit)

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

International Justice Specialization for Human Rights LL.M. students

Credit requirements

Students studying for an LL.M. 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 LL.M. students receive a total of 12 credits for mandatory courses (program- and specialization-specific), and shall take an additional 16 credits (9 credits from restricted elective courses and 7 credits from elective courses) during the academic year.

 

I. Mandatory courses:

1. Program-specific mandatory courses (7 credits)

  • Introduction to Human Rights / János Fiala-Butora (Pre-session, 1 credit)
  • Introduction to Public International Law / Gábor Kajtár (Pre-session, 1 credit)
  • Legal Terminology and Computer-based Legal Research / S.J.D. candidate (Pre-session, 1 credit)
  • Fundamental Rights in Comparative Perspective / Renáta Uitz (Fall term, 2 credits)
  • Introduction to the Law and Practice of the European Court of Human Rights / Eszter Polgári (Fall term, 2 credits)
  • Thesis Writing Course / CAW Instructor (Fall term, 0 credit)

 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)

 

II. Restricted elective courses

1. International Justice Specialization-specific restricted elective courses (3 credits must be obtained out of 5)

  • Human Rights and Criminal Justice / Károly Bárd (Fall term, 2 credits)
  • Fair Trial Rights before International Criminal Tribunals / Károly Bárd (Winter term, 2 credits)
  • Human Rights in Emergency Situations / Mordechai Kremnitzer (Spring term, 1 credit)

 2. Rights-related courses – Classics (3 credits must be obtained out of 7)

  • Freedom of Expression / András Sajó (Fall 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 9)

  • Courts in Dialogue / András Sajó (Fall term, 1 credit)
  • European Anti-Discrimination Law / Mathias Möschel (Fall-Winter term, 2 credits)
  • EU Human Rights Law and Policy / Marie-Pierre Granger (Winter term, 2 credits)
  • Human Rights Remedies / Jeremy McBride (Winter term, 1 credit)
  • The UN Human Rights System / Sejal Parmar (Winter term, 2 credits)
  • Persuasive Argumentation Exercise – Moot Court / Sejal Parmar (Spring term, 1 credit)

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