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A Summer to Look at Key Transitional Justice Issues

10 September 2019

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.

refugee camp in Northern Syria Event

Members of armed groups detained in Northern Syria: their legal status and their future

17 September 2019, 13:00-14:00

This side event during the 42nd session of the UN Human Rights Council will discuss the legal status and future of members of armed groups detained in Northern Syria by the Kurdish liberation forces.

The Faculty

Christof Heyns

Professor of Human Rights Law at the University of Pretoria

Neus Torbisco-Casals

Visiting Professor of International Law at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies

William A. Schabas

Professor of International Law at Middlesex University, London

Clara Sandoval

Professor at the University of Essex School of Law and Director of the Essex Transitional Justice Network

Frank Haldemann

Co-Director of the Master in Transitional Justice, Human Rights and the Rule of Law

Rama Mani

Senior Research Associate at the University of Oxford’s Centre for International Studies and Councillor at the World Future Council

Julia Raue

Transitional Justice Adviser, Sri Lanka, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

Thomas Unger

Co-Director of the Master in Transitional Justice, Human Rights and the Rule of Law

One of the things I enjoy the most about the programme is having a holistic approach to transitional justice, ranging from a theoretical perspective to pragmatic approaches that enrich the analysis greatly.

Juan Daniel Salazar

2017–2018 Student

Core Courses

The programme is structured around six modules that cover central theoretical and practical issues in the fields of transitional justice, human rights and the rule of law.

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Practical Work

The Master in Transitional Justice combines high-level academic education with real-world practice, allowing students to develop the transferable skills necessary to succeed in the professional world.

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Our Campus

Our campus spans from Geneva’s international area to downtown Geneva with its vibrant cultural life.

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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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