Information

September 2022 - August 2022
Study Mode Full-time
Application start 29 November 2021
Application end 25 February 2022
Application end (with scholarship) 28 January 2022

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Students of the Master in Transitional Justice, Human Rights and the Rule of Law during a course Students of the Master in Transitional Justice, Human Rights and the Rule of Law during a course

Our Master of Advanced Studies in Transitional Justice, Human Rights and the Rule of Law (MTJ) is one of the very few courses on this subject worldwide. It is structured around the following components.

CORE COURSES

Core courses are mandatory and are spread over the two semesters. They cover central theoretical and practical issues in the fields of transitional justice, human rights and the rule of law. Weekly tutorials given by our Teaching Assistants complement the core courses and allow students to revise and discuss concepts and issues address in class and prepare for exams. 

OPTIONAL COURSES

Optional courses allow our students to deepen their expertise in a particular transitional justice issue like the role of civil society during transitions, memorialization or cultural heritage in post-conflict.

Internships

Our MTJ students have the opportunity, during the Spring Semester, to acquire first-hand professional experience via internships with leading actors in the field of human rights and transitional justice.

Moot Courts

As part of the curriculum, our MTJ students can participate in two moot courts, the Nelson Mandela World Human Rights Moot Court Competition and in the Jean- Pictet Competition following a competitive selection process carried out by a Geneva Academy jury.

Extracurricular Activities

Extracurricular activities allow our MTJ students to focus on issues addressed in class with experts and practitioners, explore new subjects, and develop their network in Geneva and beyond. They enrich the MTJ programme by widening our students’ perspectives and knowledge of topics related to transitional justice (TJ) and practical challenges related to TJ processes.

MASTER’S PAPER

The master’s 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.

STUDY TRIP

In the second semester, students have the opportunity to go on a study trip to familiarize themselves with the history of transitional justice.

Students during their orientation week News

88 Students Start their Learning Journey in Geneva

28 September 2021

The 88 students enrolled in our LLM in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights and MAS in Transitional Justice, Human Rights and the Rule of Law started their respective programmes last week.

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Sima Samar at the conference News

Sima Samar Will Deliver the Keynote Speech at the Geneva Human Rights Platform 2021 Annual Conference

21 September 2021

Sima Samar, former Chairperson of the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission, will deliver the keynote speech at the 2021 Annual Conference of the Geneva Human Rights Platform.

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 Taliban fighters on a truck in Kabul, August 17 2021 IHL Talks

Afghanistan

28 October 2021, 15:00-16:00

This online IHL talk aims at shining light on some of the many legal, political and protection-related challenges stemming from the situation in Afghanistan.

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Core Courses

Core courses are mandatory and are spread over the two semesters. They cover central theoretical and practical issues in the fields of transitional justice, human rights and the rule of law.

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Nelson Mandela Moot Court

Participation in this moot court allows students to put in practice the notions and legal tools they have learned in class. It is also an opportunity to explore issues of redress and accountability that form part of transitions following armed conflict or massive human rights abuses.

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Study Trip

In the second semester students have the opportunity to go on a study trip to learn about leading institutions and organizations active in the field of transitional justice.

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Student Life

Our Master in Transitional Justice, Human Rights and the Rule of Law is organized around intimate learning communities enabling close interaction between students and professors.

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