European and International Human Rights Law (Advanced)

1 Jahre

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Application deadline: EU/EEA students: 15 June (Septemb er intake); Non - EU/EEA students: 1 April (September intake)

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About European and International Human Rights Law

In the contemporary world the coexistence and interaction of legal regimes has become a characteristic feature. The same holds true for the human rights systems that have developed nationally, regionally and globally. This programme is a focused and demanding postgraduate degree programme.

Small - scale teaching enables intensive interaction between students and lecturers, thus allowing for in - depth analysis, teaching and research. The programme focuses on studying human rights law in a comparative perspective whilst covering both international and regional human rights systems.

We pride ourselves on being able to offer contributions to the programme from renowned human rights experts working in the field who bring the most recent developments and issues to the class room for real - time discussions. A study trip to human rights organisations in Strasbourg and Geneva is of course a must for this programme and will add to a genuine understanding of human rights law by helping to put theory into practice.

Curriculum and Overview

Our multidisciplinary coursework is specifically designed to address the legal challenges resulting from the increasingly com plex and multi - layered nature of European and international human rights law. In the programme, you will be required to complete eight courses and write a thesis. Particular emphasis is placed on perfecting research skills and critical reflection. This will be achieved th rough assigned readings, analytical essays, small group discussions, presentations, guest lectures and a thesis.

The programme consists of eight courses and a thesis. The courses are:

  •  European Human Rights Law 
  • International Human Rights Law 
  • Privatissimum: European and International Human Rights Law in Comparative Perspective 
  • Discrimination Law: Transnational Perspectives 
  • Human Rights, Security and Fair Adjudication of Justice 
  • Making Human Rights Work: Legal and Non - Legal Strategies
  • Children's Rights from an International Comparative Perspective
  • Human Rights Conceptions in a Pluralist World 
  • Please note that the courses are subject to change

For detailed information on the courses and curricula, see the e - Prospectus:

Job and Career prospects

We expect our graduates to pursue careers as legal professionals working within, among others, governmental bodies and public administration (both national and European); national, regional and international non - governmental organisations dealing with human rights; national human rights institutes and equality bodies; the judiciary or Ombudsman institutions; and law firms and comp anies involved with human rights.

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About Leiden University

Are you curious, critical and involved in the world around you? At Leiden University, the oldest university in the Netherlands, you can make a valuable contribution to tackling the various national and international challenges facing modern society. Together with academics and fellow students from all over the world, you will actively address these challenges. We keep an open mind, do not shy away from difficult discussions and allow one another the space to disagree. We expect the same active, open - minded and critical attitude from you.

We challenge you to look beyond your own boundaries. Leiden University welcomes anyone who wants to achieve their full potential. Our modest community size in the historical cities of Leiden and The Hague creates a highly personal and committed atmosphere. Together, we map out a learning path that suits you and your ambitions. You will also be encouraged to conduct research in cooperation with eminent and enthusiastic scholars. The knowledge and skills you develop here will benefit you for the rest of your life, regardless of the career path you choose!

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