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Clinical work (12 ECTS credits) is an essential part of the programme.
It comprises seminars that facilitate dialogue and critical reflection on specific situations, as well as research internships with leading actors in the field of transitional justice. This allows students to gain practice-oriented experience alongside a solid academic training. Guest speakers are also invited throughout the year to discuss their first-hand experience with students.
For the 2016–2017 academic year, students enrolled in the programme will be selected to carry out a research internship with the following institutions:*
In July, when classes are over, students can extend their residence permit for up to six months (i.e. until December) to undertake an internship or temporary assignment in a Geneva-based organization and/or look for a job in Geneva or Switzerland.
*This list is subject to change
The programme is structured around five modules that cover central theoretical and practical issues in the fields of transitional justice, human rights and the rule of law.
The Transitional Justice Spring School is a special one-week course, open to external participants, that discusses cutting-edge issues in transitional justice
Our campus spans from Geneva’s international area to downtown Geneva with its vibrant cultural life.
According to international rankings, Geneva offers an excellent quality of life and is one of the most popular places to live.
More focused attention is needed today to meet the challenges of transitional justice. Critical normative and practical thinking is required to properly grasp and address what is at stake in societies emerging from conflict and authoritarian rule.