One-Year M.A. in Human Rights and Transitional Justice
Without a doubt, Israel sits at the center of one of the world's most interesting geographic regions. Because of its location, Israel must carefully and creatively deal with a vast array of human rights issues. As a result, Israel's universities, lawyers, and professors are some of the best in the world in dealing with these issues.
The One-Year International M.A. in Human Rights and Transitional Justice program is offered by the Faculty of Law at Hebrew University and is taught entirely in English. This program is intended for graduates of any B.A. programs that are interested in expanding their view and enhancing their knowledge in the fields of human rights, international relations, social involvement, and transitional justice. Situated in Jerusalem, this program emphasizes the Israeli-Arab conflict and its possible resolutions.
The M.A. Program offers 20-25 academic courses with top legal experts from Israel, Europe and North America.
The courses cover topics such as:
- International humanitarian law
- Counter-terrorism law
- International courts and tribunals
- Transitional justice
- The law of the United Nations
- Legal aspects of the Middle East conflict
- International criminal law
- International human rights law
Classes begin: October 2016
Classes end: July 2017
Students without an academic background in International Law will participate in an introductory class. This course, beginning a week before the start of the semester and continuing for several weeks into the first semester, provides a solid foundation in International Law, giving students the tools necessary to approach issues raised in the course of the program.
The program focuses on two main fields of study.
Theoretical courses - provide a substantial interdisciplinary understanding in areas such as human rights and transitional justice. Application - this portion includes comparative and historic courses, in which the students are exposed to relevant cases throughout history and across the globe. Special emphasis will be given to the Israeli-Arab conflict and its possible resolutions.
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Last updated July 3, 2016