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When human rights are violated by a particular state or society, is it more effective to use national, regional or international human rights protection mechanisms to address the issue? And how do different political, social and cultural settings affect the workings of these mechanisms?

What does this master's programme entail?

Human rights are at risk in all societies. Though various national, regional and international human rights instruments have been developed to protect the human rights of all people, some of these are more effective than others in particular situations. In the European and International Human Rights Law programme, you will compare the functionality of different protection mechanisms that are currently in place. To this end you will not just study 'the law the books', but also 'the law in action'. You will also learn how the promotion of human rights may require different strategies indifferent political, social and cultural settings. You will also experience this during the study trip to Strasbourg and/or Geneva.

Reasons to choose European and International Human Rights Law at Leiden University?

As a student of the European and International Human Rights Law Advanced Studies programme, you will benefit from:

  • Expert instructors: In addition to learning from the expertise of our academic staff, you will participate in lectures, masterclasses and workshops given by renowned human rights experts working for the UN, the EU, NGOs or other organisations.
  • Life-changing work: You will learn how to develop your own voice to speak for people in the world who may have otherwise been silenced. You will become an effective advocate for promoting the basic rights and fundamental freedoms that are inherent to all human beings.
  • Excellent reputation: Leiden Law School has an excellent reputation in human rights research and education.

Is European and International Human Rights Law the right programme for you?

Would you like to actively work to protect the human rights of people across the globe? Are you interested in applying your knowledge of human rights law to real-world political, social and legal settings? Then this is the programme for you. You should also have a sufficient background in law.

Career prospects

This programme will provide you with the knowledge and flexibility to work in a wide variety of human rights settings, both nationally and internationally.

Our graduates have gone on to careers with:

  • judges’ cabinets at the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg
  • the Court of Justice of the European Union in Luxembourg
  • the International Court of Justice in the Hague
  • cabinets of Commissioners of the European Commission in Brussels
  • diverse sections of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Geneva
  • the UN High Commissioner for Refugees
  • the International Committee of the Red Cross
  • national and international NGOs
  • the civil service in their home countries
  • law firms

Hangi bölümdeyim?

Leiden Law School

Öğrenim seçenekleri

Full Time (1 yıl)

Okul ücreti
€18,300.00 (TRY 142,272) Yıllık

*Gösterilen fiyat gösterge amaçlıdır, lütfen kurum tarafından kontrol ediniz

Başvuru Tarihi

Planlanan April 2021

Daha fazla bilgi

Başlangıç tarihi

1 Eylül 2020


Leiden University

Rapenburg 70,



2311, Netherlands

Giriş koşulları

Amerika gelen öğrenciler için

Applicants need a BA or BSc degree (or equivalent) to be admitted to any of Leiden University’s master’s programmes. English-language proficiency: IELTS - 6.0; Toefl (internet based): 80 (component score: 20); Cambridge C2 Proficiency (CPE), or C1 Advanced (CAE): Cambridge component score of 169.

Uluslararası öğrenciler için

  • have a full degree in Law offering access to legal practice in the country where it was obtained or an equivalent degree from a recognised University/Law School; or a degree at an equivalent level in another discipline with a sufficient background in law;
  • evidence of excellent academic performance, illustrated by way of an academic transcript;
  • have a sufficient academic background in the area of human rights law

Language requirements: proven English language proficiency, demonstrated by way of a TOEFL test (overall score of 100 Internet-based), or IELTS test (overall score of 7.0), or Cambridge English Proficiency certificate (CPE) and in addition to the above-mentioned overall English test scores, minimum band scores of IELTS 6.0 (TOEFL 20) are required for all sub-sections.

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