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International Human Rights Law

(Image: Asylum seekers and refugees are often trapped on the ''wrong side of the fence'', in places where basic human rights are neglected)

This is a Top Rated Programme in the Netherlands.

Human rights are universal, yet are not recognized everywhere, nor interpreted the same in all countries. In some cases, this can leave victims and their lawyers in a situation where they must choose which forum to go to or which human rights legislative system to navigate in order to find their justice. In this one year International Human Rights Law LLM programme, you will be trained in human rights at the international level, but also in international humanitarian law and other related fields. You will learn about different human rights systems and how they are interpreted within these systems and within different countries. Our mission in teaching not only focuses on conveying specialised knowledge, but also on enhancing students’ academic research skills as well as oral and written presentation skills. This should prepare students for any type of future career in an international legal environment related to international human rights, such as in the United Nations and other international and non-governmental organisations. Further, students will study in a truly international environment, in a very lively town which is extremely popular among students.

These webpages should provide you with the information needed to enable you to make an informed decision for applying to our programme. Please have a look at the:

We of course welcome enquiries on the programme from prospective students through our information request form. For those with previous law related studies, but not an LLB from a research University, we also offer a Pre-LLM programme.

If you are a current student with a question, please contact us at LLM@rug.nl. If you have already submitted an application and have a question, please contact the Admissions Office at admission@rug.nl.

Prof. dr M.M.T.A. Brus Academic Director International Human Rights Law
Prof. dr M.M.T.A. Brus Academic Director International Human Rights Law

The LLM International Human Rights Law is registered under the LLM CROHO label International Law and the Law of International Organizations (60605).

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