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.

As the postgraduate program is currently undergoing curricular developments, this website will continuously be updated with further information about the new postgraduate program (under the scientific leadership of Prof. Fremuth, which is planned to start in October 2021).

Short Facts

Academic degree
LL.M. (Master of Laws)
Duration
2 semesters (part-time)
Scope
60 ECTS
Language
English
Costs
€ 13.000,-
Start
October 2021
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Short Facts

Academic degree
MLS (Master of Legal Studies)
Duration
2 semesters (part-time)
Scope
60 ECTS
Language
English
Costs
€ 13.000,-
Start
October 2021
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 News

Information Event

We want to inform you that there will be an online information event on January 28th 2021 at 18.00 (Central European Time) where we will present the new postgraduate program "Human Rights" at the Postgraduate Center of the University of Vienna. We want to invite you to join this information event online to learn more about the structure, content, the experts and lecturers, and perspectives of the master program "Human Rights" from the scientific director Prof. Michael Lysander Fremuth.

Information and registration: humanrights-master@univie.ac.at

Online Discussion

On January 14th 2021 the Austrian League of Human Rights discussed Austria's human rights situation with a focus on the Universal Periodic Review with among others Prof. Fremuth. To watch the video (in German) click here.

Online event

On January 12th 2021 the Austrian Ombudsman Board in cooperation with the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights hosted an exchange on the topic of human rights protection in Austria in times of COVID-19 and how to strengthen the independence of National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs). Prof. Fremuth was part of the event. You can watch his speech (in German) on human rights protection in times of COVID-19 here. The video (in German) of the complete event can be found here.

Discussion

On December 10th 2020 there was a Human Rights Talk on the consequences of the COVID-19 crisis on human rights. After a keynote speeach by Dunja Mijatovic, Council of Europe Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, high-level experts participated in the panel discussion and answered questions from the audience. You can watch the video here.

Interview

We interviewed the designated scientific director of the new postgraduate program, Prof. Fremuth, about his academic and professional background, as well as research focus areas, and more. Read the full interview here.

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Interview

Watch an interview (in German) with Prof. Fremuth in the ORF television program "Hohes Haus" from December 20th 2020 on the topic of corona and fundamental rights here.

Interview

Read an interview (in German) with Prof. Fremuth from December 10th, Human Rights Day, regarding the current relevance of human rights in the context of the COVID 19 pandemic here.