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September 2023 - August 2023
Study Mode Full-time
Application start 28 November 2022
Application end 24 February 2023
Application end (with scholarship) 27 January 2023

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Our Master of Advanced Studies in Transitional Justice, Human Rights and the Rule of Law (MTJ) is one of the very few courses on this subject worldwide. It is structured around the following components.

CORE COURSES

Core courses are mandatory and are spread over the two semesters. They cover central theoretical and practical issues in the fields of transitional justice, human rights and the rule of law. Weekly tutorials given by our Teaching Assistants complement the core courses and allow students to revise and discuss concepts and issues address in class and prepare for exams. 

OPTIONAL COURSES

Optional courses allow our students to deepen their expertise in a particular transitional justice issue like the role of civil society during transitions, memorialization or cultural heritage in post-conflict.

Internships

Our MTJ students have the opportunity, during the Spring Semester, to acquire first-hand professional experience via internships with leading actors in the field of human rights and transitional justice.

Moot Courts

As part of the curriculum, our MTJ students can participate in two moot courts, the Nelson Mandela World Human Rights Moot Court Competition and in the Jean- Pictet Competition following a competitive selection process carried out by a Geneva Academy jury.

Extracurricular Activities

Extracurricular activities allow our MTJ students to focus on issues addressed in class with experts and practitioners, explore new subjects, and develop their network in Geneva and beyond. They enrich the MTJ programme by widening our students’ perspectives and knowledge of topics related to transitional justice (TJ) and practical challenges related to TJ processes.

MASTER’S PAPER

The master’s paper gives students an opportunity to investigate a subject of special interest to them, deepening their knowledge and expertise through research as well as exchanges with experts, scholars, and practitioners.

STUDY TRIP

In the second semester, students have the opportunity to go on a study trip to familiarize themselves with the history of transitional justice.

Francesca Gortan, Sarah Surget and Sophie Timmermans during a simulation at Pictet 2022 News

Our Team at Pictet: Much More than Reaching the Final

11 April 2022

During one week, Francesca Gortan, Sarah Surget and Sophie Timmermans represented the Geneva Academy at the 38th Edition of the Jean-Pictet Competition that took place in Durrës, Albania, from 19 to 26 March.

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The Women Who Teach and Work at the Geneva Academy

8 March 2022

On International Women's Day, meet the women who work and teach at the Geneva Academy.

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New Working Paper Details the Concept and Need for a Global Transitional Justice Process

25 January 2022

Our new Working Paper by Professor Olivier de Frouville, based on his keynote speech at the Geneva Academy 2021 Graduation Ceremony, discusses the need for – and existing premises – a Global Transitional Justice Process.

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Core Courses

Core courses are mandatory and are spread over the two semesters. They cover central theoretical and practical issues in the fields of transitional justice, human rights and the rule of law.

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Nelson Mandela Moot Court

Participation in this moot court allows students to put in practice the notions and legal tools they have learned in class. It is also an opportunity to explore issues of redress and accountability that form part of transitions following armed conflict or massive human rights abuses.

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Study Trip

In the second semester students have the opportunity to go on a study trip to learn about leading institutions and organizations active in the field of transitional justice.

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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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