Human Rights

Date: Thursday, May 23rd, 2024, 17.00 (CET)
Place: online

The one-year (60 ECTS) postgraduate program "Human Rights" of the University of Vienna has a clear jurisprudential profile. It is, though, not confined to teaching abstract legal questions but will also convey practical skills that are necessary for working in the field of human rights.

The master’s program addresses the multi-layered field of human rights and reflects the different relevant legal frameworks as well as the corresponding protection mechanisms. Topics covered by the program will be, i.a., legal human rights know-how including theoretical foundations of international human rights protection, methodology, as well as necessary competences for people working in a human rights-related environment. For non-lawyers, an introduction to legal studies will be provided. Besides including practical courses, such as strategic litigation, human rights education, campaigning and advocacy, as well as project acquisition and management into the syllabus, another chance to combine theoretical knowledge with practical abilities is offered by the opportunity to participate in a court trial simulation (‘moot court’).

Learn more about the structure, content, the experts and lecturers, and perspectives of the master program "Human Rights" at our online information event with the scientific director Prof. Michael Lysander Fremuth.

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