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MAS Transitional Justice, Human Rights and the Rule of Law


From Northern Ireland to Burundi, Timor-Leste, Sri Lanka, Tunisia or Guatemala, countries throughout the world struggle to deal with the aftermath of violent conflict or oppressive rule. What does it mean for a society to come to terms with mass atrocities, such as genocide and ethnic cleansing? How can the rule of law be re-established in a country shattered by wide-scale violence? What are the legal obligations and standards relevant to societies trying to turn the page on a history of political violence? How can the competing demands of peace and justice be balanced in the aftermath of such traumatic events? What can realistically be expected from measures such as trials, truth commissions, reparation programmes and institutional reform? The Master of Advanced Studies in Transitional Justice, Human Rights and the Rule of Law is a one-year full-time postgraduate degree designed for qualified and open-minded candidates interested in acquiring high-level academic education and practice in the field of transitional justice, human rights and the rule of law.

Target Audience: Participants must have a full degree in law, international relations, political science, philosophy, sociology, anthropology or history.

Duration: 1 year

Institution: Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights

Fees: 18'000 CHF


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