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Peace, Justice and Development (Advanced LL.M.)

Programme structure

You will develop an understanding of the interconnectedness between the world economy, international law, justice, war and how peace might become more prevalent.

Programme outline

Our seminars will provide you with a thorough understanding of the regulations of war and peace, the legal mechanisms currently affecting the world economy, and the overall quest for justice. You will also develop your professional skills through academic debate, and professional application, as well as oral and written presentations.


In this programme, you will take the following courses:

General courses

  • Public International Law
  • International Institutional Law
  • International Dispute Settlement
  • International Humanitarian Law
  • International Human Rights Law

Specialisation courses

  • Peace and Security
  • International Economic Law
  • Sustainable Development
  • United Nations System
  • International Criminal Justice
  • Transitional Justice

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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