Students during the 2019 Spring School News

Students Design the Mandate of a Truth Commission to Address Past Human Rights Abuses

21 May 2019

During three days, students of our Master of Advanced Studies in Transitional Justice, Human Rights and the Rule of Law immersed, via a practical exercise and in the context of the 2019 Spring School, in the design and establishment of a truth commission to address past human rights abuses.

Professor Fionnuala Ni Aolain at the TJ Cafe, next to the Co-Director of the MAS in Transitional Justice Thomas Unger and the Teaching Assistant Firouzeh Mitchell News

Key Expert Discusses the Links between Transitional Justice, Security and Counterterrorism with our Students

7 March 2019

As part of our Transitional Justice Café series, Professor Fionnuala Ni Aolain discussed with students of our MAS in Transitional Justice, Human Rights and the Rule of Law the links between transitional justice, security and counterterrorism.

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

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.

Pablo de Greiff

Former UN Special Rapporteur on the Promotion of Truth, Justice, Reparation and Guarantees of Non-Recurrence

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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