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LLM in International Human Rights Law & Practice

University of York

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LLM IN INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS LAW & PRACTICE What makes us distinct ?work on real human rights issues through a compulsory law clinic, which gives practical skills, hands-on experience and improved job prospects ?opportunity to work alongside human rights defenders during a two-week field visit to Malaysia ?learn from international human rights defenders based at the Centre and ?explore how international human rights law interacts with national public policy in various states. Overview The key paradox of international human rights law is that the recent proliferation of treaties and adjudicative bodies has not significantly diminished serious human rights abuses. Our LLM engages students in a critical and nuanced examination of this paradox, while providing them with the practical knowledge necessary to apply global norms at the local level. Compulsory Core Modules International Human Rights Law Clinic Law, Public Policy & Human Rights Protecting Human Rights Dissertation Optional Modules Asylum, Migration & Human Trafficking Development & Human Rights Health & Human Rights: Applied Perspectives Truth, Justice & Reparations after violence Malaysia Field Visit Our field visit to Kuala Lumpur in December gives students the experience of conducting a field mission and an opportunity to do research, interviews, monitoring, advocacy. Scholarships We offer a tuition scholarship for full-time study. The scholarships will cover fees at the rate for UKEU students. Applicants must have already been offered a place on the LLM. LLM Career Paths Our LLM provides students with the necessary skills to find good jobs with human rights NGOs, humanitarian organisations, charities, policy think-tanks, national governments, and UN agencies.

LLM IN INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS LAW & PRACTICE What makes us distinct ?work on real human rights issues through a compulsory law clinic, which gives practical skills, hands-on experience and improved job prospects ?opportunity to work alongside human rights defenders during a two-week field visit to Malaysia ?learn from international human rights defenders based at the Centre and ?explore how...

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