LL.M. in Human Rights

Degree requirements

Applicants for the LL.M. in Human Rights program must have completed their undergraduate studies in law before enrolling to the program. A law degree will be considered as adequate if, in a given country, academically it would allow the applicant to take the bar exam. Non-university practice or traineeship periods for such bar exam shall not be necessary. 

Application requirements

Completed applications must be submitted through online application system (LLM in Human Rights) by the deadline. 

Required documents for online application:

"Describe a human rights challenge in your country (or place of residence) from the past year (within 400 words). Discuss this issue from the perspective of relevant international and/ or regional human rights standards (within 1100 words). Write a maximum of 1500 words."

NOTE: Late submission of required documents is not possible, and incomplete applications may lead to early stage rejection.

The admission procedure is composed of the following:

  • Review of application packages
  • Online interview offered to selected applicants on the basis of their application package 

The Department of Legal Studies reserves the right to check the originality of all submissions.

Students applying for the Human Rights Program (MA or LL.M.) are advised to be familiar with the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and its First Optional Protocol:

OHCHR | International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights