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6 March - 31 May 2018
Application start 10 January 2018
Application end 27 February 2018
Fee: 1150 Swiss Francs

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The Rule of Law in Practice

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What is ‘the rule of law’ and why is it considered important for economic and democratic development? How has rule of law development assistance evolved over the last half-century and what are its antecedents? How are rule of law programmes designed, what are their typical components, and how is their impact measured? This course considers rule of law work from the perspective of the practitioner, using case studies, procurement documents and project reports to help participants understand how rule of law projects are developed and implemented in the field. The course also considers scholarly critiques of rule of law assistance, allowing participants to evaluate the operational features of such assistance within a broader analytical framework.

Audience

This course forms part of our Master of Advanced Studies in Transitional Justice, Human Rights and the Rule of Law (MTJ). It is open to professionals – diplomats, lawyers, legal advisers, judges, NGO staff, human rights advocates, media specialists, professionals working in emergency situations, UN staff and staff from other international organizations – who are not enrolled in the MTJ and who want to deepen their expertise in this specific issue.

Schedule

Courses take place on:

  • Tuesday 6 March, 8:00-10:00
  • Friday 16 March, 8:00-10:00
  • Tuesday 10 April, 8:00-10:00
  • Friday 27 April, 8:00-10:00
  • Tuesday 8 May, 8:00-10:00
  • Thursday 24 May, 8:00-10:00
  • Thursday 31 May, 8:00-10:00

Certificate

Participants obtain a certificate at the end of the course (no ECTS credits are gained).

How to Apply

Applications for this short course must be submitted via the online form. If you encounter problems with your application, do not hesitate to contact us.

Your application will need to include:

  • A short motivation letter (no more than one page)
  • Your curriculum vitae
  • Proof of your competence in English (a certificate or statement highlighting your solid background in English)
  • A valid copy of your visa or residence permit (only applicants who require a visa to enter the Schengen area)

Once admitted to the course, participants receive instructions on how to pay. Proof of payment is required before you begin the course.

Professor and Lecturer

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Nicolas Mansfield

Director of Legal Programs at the East-West Management Institute

As Director of Legal Programs at the East-West Management Institute (EWMI), Nicolas Mansfielfd is responsible for designing and managing rule of law programmes in developing countries.

Location

Uni-Mail (Boulevard du Pont-d'Arve 40), Geneva

Access

Public Transport

Tram 15 Directions Palettes, stop at Uni-Mail

Access for people with disabilities

Uni-Mail is accessible to people with disabilities. If you have a disability or any additional needs and require assistance in order to participate fully, please email info@geneva-academy.ch

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