2017 Transitional Spring School: group photo of all participants in front of the Villa Moynier News

Successful First Transitional Justice Spring School

11 April 2017

During one week, from 3 to 7 April 2017, the 33 participants in the first Transitional Justice Spring School discussed the roles of culture and memory in transitional justice contexts, a relatively unexplored field of transitional justice.

Group photo of Master in Transitional Justice's students during their study trip to Nuremberg News

Master in Transitional Justice: Study Trip to Nuremberg

16 March 2017

The second term of the Master of Advanced Studies in Transitional Justice, Human Rights and the Rule of Law started with a very special occasion: a study trip to Nuremberg. A key site for thinking about transitional justice as a contemporary response to mass atrocity.

The Faculty

Cécile Aptel

Senior Legal Policy Adviser to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, and Associate Professor of International Law at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy

Christof Heyns

Professor of Human Rights Law at the University of Pretoria

Rama Mani

Senior Research Associate at the University of Oxford’s Centre for International Studies and Councillor at the World Future Council

William A. Schabas

Professor of International Law at Middlesex University, London

Clara Sandoval

Senior Lecturer at the School of Law, University of Essex, and Director of the Essex Transitional Justice Network

Frank Haldemann

Assistant Professor at the Law Faculty, University of Geneva, and Co-Director of the Master in Transitional Justice, Human Rights and the Rule of Law

Sévane Garibian

Swiss National Science Foundation Professor of Law at the University of Geneva and Associate Professor at the University of Neuchâtel

Andreas Auer

Professor Emeritus of Constitutional Law at the Universities of Geneva and Zurich

We are witnessing the critical role that transitional justice plays in addressing massive human rights violations and contributing to sustainable peace in many contexts around the world.

David Tolbert

President of the International Center for Transitional Justice

Course Catalogue

The programme is structured around five modules that cover central theoretical and practical issues in the fields of transitional justice, human rights and the rule of law.

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Clinical Work

The Master in Transitional Justice's clinical work comprises seminars that facilitate dialogue and critical reflection on specific situations, as well as research internships with leading actors.

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Our Campus

Our campus spans from Geneva’s international area to downtown Geneva with its vibrant cultural life.

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Student Life

Our Master in Transitional Justice, Human Rights and the Rule of Law is organized around intimate learning communities enabling close interaction between students and professors.

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