Olivier Chamard / Geneva Academy
18 November 2018
Our Master of Advanced Studies in Transitional Justice, Human Rights and the Rule of Law (MTJ) is a unique and innovative programme that combines high-level academic education and real-world practice in the field of transitional justice, human rights and the rule of law. One of the very few courses on this subject worldwide, it focuses on strengthening interdisciplinary knowledge and preparing students for future professional activities.
Applications for the 2019–2020 academic year are open and will close on 1st February 2019 (applications with a scholarship) and on 1st March 2019 (applications without a scholarship).
This one-year full-time postgraduate degree course (60 ECTS) is designed for highly qualified and open-minded candidates interested in acquiring high-level academic education and practice in the field of transitional justice, human rights and the rule of law. Combining theoretical knowledge with an ongoing focus on practice and an interdisciplinary approach, the programme focuses on developing practical skills to address current challenges in this field.
Besides core courses that provide a firm grounding in the central theoretical and practical transitional justice issues and a Spring School that addresses topical transitional justice issues , three different tracks – Thematic Focus, Clinical Work or Academic Research – allow students to pursue their particular interests during the Spring Semester.
Our MTJ is organized around a small and intimate learning community and our students have the opportunity to be taught by leading academics and practitioners in the field of transitional justice.
Scholarships are awarded to outstanding students who are unable to secure the funding required to cover tuition fees and/or the cost of living in Geneva through a highly competitive process based on academic merit, extra-curricular achievements and the candidate’s financial needs.
For our MTJ, we only provide full and partial scholarships for citizens of non-western countries. Partial scholarships cover tuition fees. Full scholarships cover tuition fees and living expenses in Geneva for 10 months.
The Geneva Academy brings together a vibrant, intimate and multicultural community of around 100 talented students, leading professors and key experts in transitional justice, human rights, international criminal law and international humanitarian law.
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Joshua Niyo is the first recipient of this new prize for his paper ‘Legal Obligations for Armed Non-State Actors: Can IHL and IHRL Learn from Each Other?’.
Sandra Pointet/Geneva Academy
Students of our MAS in Transitional Justice, Human Rights and the Rule of Law worked throughout the summer on their master’s paper, in which they addressed specific transitional justice topics.
Panelists will discuss the struggle of Sednaya's former detainees for justice and accountability, and explore the role of current justice and redress initiatives in the contexts of universal jurisdiction and in the documentation of violations.
Truth Commissions are by now an integral part of the transitional justice vocabulary and practice. This short course will provide a comprehensive, multidimensional and practical examination of this transitional justice mechanism, shedding light on both its aims and the practical challenges it has met or is likely to meet.
UN Photo / Jean-Marc Ferré
This training course will explore the origin and evolution of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) and its functioning in Geneva and will focus on the nature of implementation of the UPR recommendations at the national level.
The Geneva Human Rights Platform contributes to this review process by providing expert input via different avenues, by facilitating dialogue on the review among various stakeholders, as well as by accompanying the development of a follow-up resolution to 68/268 in New York and in Geneva.
Olivier Chamard / Geneva Academy
The Treaty Body Members’ Platform connects experts in UN treaty bodies with each other as well as with Geneva-based practitioners, academics and diplomats to share expertise, exchange views on topical questions and develop synergies.