The Master of Advanced Studies in Transitional Justice, Human Rights and the Rule of Law in a Nutshell

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What

The Master of Advanced Studies in Transitional Justice, Human Rights and the Rule of Law (MTJ) is:

  • An intensive one-year programme aimed at educating around 30 highly qualified and open-minded students in the field of transitional justice, human rights and the rule of law
  • An in-depth study of the following areas: transitional justice, human rights, rule of law, institutional reform, social transformation, and criminal justice
  • An interdisciplinary programme that combines legal, political, historical, anthropological, philosophical and field perspectives
  • A prestigious faculty composed of leading academics and renowned experts and practitioners working for international organizations and NGOs who are abreast of the latest developments and debates
  • An ongoing focus on practice via exchanges with practitioners, work on concrete case scenarios and the possibility for several students to carry out research internships and participate in a moot court
  • An international, multicultural and diverse student body with a wide range of disciplinary backgrounds, experiences and motivations
  • Access to our events which provide a critical and scholarly forum for experts and practitioners to discuss and debate topical issues in transitional justice, human rights and international criminal law
  • A degree conferred by two prestigious academic institutions
  • The foundation for a successful career in national, international, governmental, inter- and non-governmental organizations, as well as academic institutions dealing with transitional justice, human rights and the rule of law

Why

10 reasons for choosing the MTJ at the Geneva Academy:

  • A leading institution in the field of transitional justice and human rights
  • Acquisition of solid and unique expertise in the different facets of transitional justice (legal, political, historical, philosophical) and developments in this field
  • Forms high-level professionals in the field of transitional justice, human rights and the rule of law qualified to work as academics, staff members or field workers for inter-governmental, governmental, and non-governmental organizations
  • Familiarity with a wide range of thematic, country/regional and comparative approaches
  • The combination of theory and practice
  • A personal teaching style that encourages interaction between students and lecturers
  • Specialized supervised research for the Master’s thesis
  • One-to-one career counselling and advice by one of our parent institutions, the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies
  • Ties with leading actors in the field of transitional justice and human rights
  • A unique human experience during which all those involved (students, faculty and resident staff) develop long-term bonds

How

  • 60 ECTS Credits
  • Core courses throughout the year on human rights, rule of law, institutional reform, social transformation, criminal justice, and cutting-edge issues in transitional justice
  • Optional courses that allow students to deepen their expertise in a particular transitional justice issue
  • The possibility to carry out internships with leading transitional justice and human rights actors
  • Participation in the Nelson Mandela Moot Court Competition
  • The writing of a master’s paper
  • A study trip to familiarize with transitional justice issues, challenges and actors
  • A year-long focus on practical issues and cases
  • A graduation ceremony
Webpage of the Emerging Voices Edition of the International Review of the Red Cross News

Ten Alumni Featured in the New Edition of the International Review of the Red Cross on Emerging Voices

16 December 2021

Ten alumni – six from our LLM in IHL and Human Rights and two from our MAS in Transitional Justice – published an article in the new edition of the International Review of the Red Cross that features emerging voices in the field of humanitarian law, policy and action.

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MAS in Transitional Justice, Human Rights and the Rule of Law: What our Students Say

20 December 2021

In this interview, Diana Cristina Corredor Gil tells us about the programme, what she plans to do after and life in Geneva.

Scholarships

We offer scholarships to outstanding students who are unable to secure the funding required to cover tuition fees and/or the cost of living in Geneva.

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Internships

Internships allow our students to acquire first-hand professional experience via internships with leading actors and agencies 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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Career Opportunities

Our objective is to produce graduates who will be leaders in the humanitarian, human rights and transitional justice fields.

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One of the strengths of the Geneva Academy’s Master in Transitional Justice, Human Rights and the Rule of Law is its comprehensive approach, bridging the gap between academic theory and professional practice.

Robert Roth

Former Director of the Geneva Academy and Professor at the University of Geneva