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European and International Human Rights Law (Advanced LL.M.)

Programme structure

During the programme, you will develop the knowledge and skills to address complex legal questions in the field of European and international human rights law.

Programme outline

Our multidisciplinary coursework is specifically designed to address the legal challenges resulting from the increasingly complex 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 through assigned readings, analytical essays, small group discussions, presentations, guest lectures and a thesis.


In this programme, you will take the following courses:

  • 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
  • Thesis

Please note that the courses are subject to change.

For detailed information on the courses and curricula, see the e-Prospectus. Please note that this guide applies to the current academic year, which means that the curriculum for next year may differ slightly.

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