[Svrilist] Masters in Human Rights Law

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Fri May 26 15:10:25 SAST 2006

Dear all, 

Please find below information on an innovative new Masters in Human Rights at the University of Ulster in Northern Ireland. I would be grateful if you would forward it to any interested colleagues or students,

LLM in Human Rights Law at the Transitional Justice Institute 

The Transitional Justice Institute (TJI) in conjunction with the School of Law at the University of Ulster (Northern Ireland) is now accepting applications for enrolment in its LLM in Human Rights Law (2006/07).  There are a small number of scholarships available for exceptional candidates and international students are strongly encouraged to apply. The programme is available on a full- or part-time basis at the university's Jordanstown (Belfast) and Magee (Derry/Londonderry) campuses.  

Please see www.transitionaljustice.ulster.ac.uk for more details on TJI and the LLM programme. For information on Northern Ireland see www.discovernorthernireland.com.


Unique aspects 

The LLM offers students opportunities to: 

Gain unique insights into the legal protection of rights in post-conflict or transitional situations while examining the example of Northern Ireland in comparative perspective. 
Conduct research in TJI areas of specialization including: law and conflict, human rights and transitional justice, gender, equality and transition, peace agreements, women's human rights and indigenous peoples' and minority rights. 
Acquire skills and knowledge needed to undertake human rights work in a range of sectors. 
Undertake an internship with the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission (one student per semester) and other organisations in Northern-Ireland. 

Programme features 

More generally, the programme has been developed to enable students to: 

Gain an in-depth knowledge of the theoretical and practical application of human rights, with particular reference to post-conflict and transitional societies. 
Develop skills highly relevant to employment in the public, private and voluntary/non-profit sectors. 
Gain knowledge and skills necessary to implement legal research projects from the design to write-up stages. 
Enhance skills in critically appraising published research and in commissioning research and evaluation projects. 
The LLM is been taught in full-day blocks (rather than weekly slots), thus facilitating attendance of those who do not live locally and/or must manage other responsibilities.  

Programme Content 

LLM students must complete each of the following: 

1. Two compulsory modules: 

Foundations in International Human Rights Law (30 credit points) 
The Rule of Law and Transitional Justice (30 credit points) 

2. Two optional modules from a list which may include: 

Advanced Human Rights Law (30 credit points) 
Criminal Justice, Human Rights and Law Enforcement (30 credit points) 
Equality Law  (30 credit points) 
Human Rights and Vulnerable Groups (30 credit points) 

3. Independent research culminating in a 15,000 word dissertation (60 credit points) 

Any student who does not successfully complete the dissertation module within the time required may be awarded a Postgraduate Diploma in Human Rights in place of an LLM.


Application forms and guidance notes may be downloaded from: 
http://prospectus.ulster.ac.uk/geninfo/apply.html or can be requested from: The Registry Office, University of Ulster at Coleraine, Cromore Road, Coleraine, Co. Londonderry BT52 1SA, Northern Ireland.

Applications received before the last Friday in June will be given priority. However applications received after that date may also be considered.

For further information on the LLM in Human Rights Law at either campus, please contact: 

Ms Katrina Reynolds 
Transitional Justice Institute, 
Magee campus, 
BT48 7JL, Northern Ireland 

Tel:    + 44 (0) 28 7137 5146 
Fax:    + 44 (0) 28 7137 5184 
Email:    LLM at ulster.ac.uk 

Many thanks,

Sorcha Mc Kenna, B.A. (Hons), LLM
PhD Research Fellow
Transitional Justice Institute
Rm 21D60
Dalriada House
University of Ulster at Jordanstown
Co Antrim

Tel.    +44 (0) 2890 366694
Email. McKenna-S15 at ulster.ac.uk

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