New Master in Transitional Justice at the Geneva Academy
The Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights is launching the first Master of Advanced Studies in Transitional Justice, Human Rights and the Rule Law.
Based in the heart of international Geneva, this new Master’s Programme comprehensively explores the theoretical debates that surround transitional justice as well as its practical applications. How does a society come to terms with mass atrocities, such as genocide and ethnic cleansing? How can countries shattered by conflict restore the rule of law? What legal obligations and standards are relevant when societies try to end a history of political violence?
If you are hungry to answer these questions, this innovative Master (60 ECTS credits) is the right programme for you. Designed to provide a gateway into careers in the growing transitional justice sector, the programme focuses on developing practical skills by offering integrated internships, a year-long clinic, and professionalizing activities in Geneva and beyond. Applications for 2016–2017 will open in November 2015. Details of the programme, the application process and possibilities for scholarships will be available soon on our website.
You can already register interest by sending your contact details to TJM@geneva-academy.ch. You will then be updated on how to apply.
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