Master of Arts in International Human Rights Law (IHRL)

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International Human Rights Law considers protection of the individual as developed through organs of the United Nations, other international institutions, and at regional and domestic levels in the North and in the South. The program seeks to give students a thorough grounding in the theoretical underpinnings of human rights law and in the methods of solid multidisciplinary research that are required for investigating legal issues pertaining to human rights. It is intended for those presently working, or desiring to work, in humanitarian organizations, in government departments and agencies concerned with humanitarian issues, or in other public, private and international sectors where there is increasingly a need for persons who have an understanding of the law and legal consequences of human rights within an international framework.

The current MA curriculum was introduced in AY 2007/2008.  It is designed to provide graduate-level legal education in international human rights law to non-lawyers with an interdisciplinary component and a regional focus.  

Opportunities are available to graduates in international organizations and NGOs.

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