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M.Sc.Public International Law and Human Rights

Tuition fee €5,500.00 per year
Application fee €100.00 one-time
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The programme is aimed at students interested in working with international public law issues, including human rights, in a national or international environment. It offers in-depth studies in fundamental issues of public international law and human rights law, the interaction between the two areas of law, and in their current trends of development.

Courses cover the following themes:

theory and development of international public law and human rights law
international humanitarian law and conflict resolution
business and human rights

The one year master’s programme consists of 30 ECTS (20 Latvian credits) of theoretical study with an interaction between law and other disciplines emphasised within each course track and 30 ECTS (20 Latvian credits) devoted to thesis writing. Following successful completion, students are awarded a master’s degree (LL.M) in Public International Law and Human Rights.

Civil Society Leadership Awards are available for applicants to this programme.

Programme structure

Students have to complete 6 mandatory courses and 2 optional courses chosen either from the tracks of International Public Law and Human Rights, European Union Law and Policy or Transborder Commercial Law and defend their master thesis at the end of the programme.

Mandatory courses on offer:

International Law
International Humanitarian Law and Responsibility
International Adjudication
International Human Rights Law
Litigation at the European Court of Human Rights
Human Rights and Business

Apply now! Fall semester 2018/19
Jun 30, 2019 23:59
Europe/Riga time
Application deadline
Jul 30, 2019 23:59
Europe/Riga time

Autumn Intake

Studies commence
Sep 1, 2019

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States