Program Details for MA in Human Rights & Transitional Justice
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.