Information

September 2018 - August 2018
Application start 20 November 2017
Application end 28 February 2018
Application end (with scholarship) 31 January 2018

Entry Requirements

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Candidates must have:

  • A degree in law or an equivalent degree in a field relevant to transitional justice, such as international relations, political science, philosophy, sociology, anthropology or history
  • A solid academic record
  • A demonstrable interest in transitional justice, human rights and the rule of law (professional experience, internships, summer schools, conferences attended, publications, etc.)
  • A sound command of English. Students whose mother tongue is not English and who do not have an English-taught bachelor’s or master’s degree or at least two years’ professional or academic experience in an English-speaking environment must provide a certificate to prove their knowledge of English

A Comprehensive Assessment

Each application is considered in its entirety, including transcripts, extracurricular and voluntary activities, work experience, personal background, letters of recommendation, personal statement and language skills.

In considering each individual, the Admissions Committee seeks not only to identify characteristics that are important to academic success in the programme, but also other qualities that promote diversity and excellence in the student body.

The Geneva Academy is uniquely positioned, with its proximity to the United Nations and other international bodies in Geneva, its expert faculty and its highly motivated, extraordinarily diverse, and very stimulating student body. It is extremely fulfilling to be part of it.

William A. Schabas

Professor of International Law at Middlesex University, London

Course Catalogue

The programme is structured around five modules that cover central theoretical and practical issues in the fields of transitional justice, human rights and the rule of law.

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Clinical Work

The Master in Transitional Justice's clinical work comprises seminars that facilitate dialogue and critical reflection on specific situations.

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Study Trip

In the second semester students have the opportunity to go on a study trip to learn about leading institutions and organizations active in the field of transitional justice.

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Student Life

Our Master in Transitional Justice, Human Rights and the Rule of Law is organized around intimate learning communities enabling close interaction between students and professors.

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