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) on a specific topic related to transitional justice, written under the guidance of a Faculty member.

Investigating a Transitional Justice Topic

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

Extended Master’s Paper

As an option during the Spring Semester, our students can work on an extended version of their master’s paper and be directly involved in academic activities such as seminars and workshops.

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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Career Advice

During the year, our students benefit from the Career Services of the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies.

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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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Transitional Justice Café on Memorialization in Russia and the Balkans News

Transitional Justice Cafés: Meeting the Actors and Tackling the Challenges

10 July 2017

From the peace agreement in Colombia to the situation in the Central African Republic or the role of armed non-state actors in transitional justice processes, seven Transitional Justice Cafés allowed students of the Master in Transitional Justice to discuss topical issues with leading expert in the field.

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.