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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.
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.
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.
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.
During the year, our students benefit from the Career Services of the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies.
Our research examines issues that are under-explored, need clarification, or are unconventional, experimental or challenging.
Our experts are leading academics in the fields of international humanitarian law, human rights and transitional justice.
Our events provide a critical and scholarly forum for experts and practitioners to debate topical humanitarian, human rights and transitional justice issues.
Our new publication Gang Violence in Colombia, Mexico and El Salvador analyses three case studies of countries – Colombia, Mexico and El Salvador – that have stood out for their elevated rate of violence, violent homicides and criminal activities linked to confrontations between state forces and armed gangs or between armed gangs themselves.
Our new publication Transitional Justice and the European Convention on Human Rights systematically reviews and critically discusses the evolving ‘transitional’ jurisprudence of Europe’s main guardian of human rights – the Court in Strasbourg – across highly contentious issues such as amnesty, property rights, along with institutional reform and vetting.