Master’s Paper

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The Master of Advanced Studies in Transitional Justice, Human Rights and the Rule of Law promotes academic excellence and independent critical thinking. One of its core outputs is a master’s paper (6 ECTS credits) on a specific topic related to transitional justice, written under the guidance of a Faculty member.

Investigating a Transitional Justice Topic

The thesis 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. Students are encouraged to concentrate on specific case studies, legal frameworks or problems of immediate relevance to transitional justice.

How We Work

Our teaching enables specialists to apply legal frameworks to complex situations – Afghanistan, Central African Republic, Colombia, Iraq, Syria – and challenging processes such as criminal proceedings, political transitions, international negotiations and humanitarian interventions.

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Awards

Every year, we award two prizes to LLM graduate students for their exceptional academic work: the Henry Dunant Prize and the Best LLM Paper Prize.

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Research

Our research examines issues that are under-explored, need clarification, or are unconventional, experimental or challenging.

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Experts

Our experts are leading academics in the fields of international humanitarian law, human rights and transitional justice.

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Events

Our events provide a critical and scholarly forum for experts and practitioners to debate topical humanitarian, human rights and transitional justice issues.

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Commemoration on the day of disappeared Spring School

Transitional Justice Spring School: Transitional Justice, Memory and Culture

3-7 April 2017

The Transitional Justice Spring School 2017 aims to address the roles of memory and culture in transitional justice processes through an interdisciplinary, comprehensively structured high-quality one-week programme.

Drawing of soldiers on a wall Short Courses

Human Rights, the Rule of Law and Institutional Reform: An Introduction

30 March - 5 May 2017

This course explores the international dimension of the rule of law and its promotion in transitional contexts, focusing on institutional reform and guarantees of non-recurrence.