LL.M. in Human Rights – credit requirements (HR LL.M.)

Students studying for an LL.M. degree in Human Rights shall obtain 28 Legal Studies credits and write a thesis of 50–100 pages (a minimum of 17.000 words).
The course 28 credits shall be obtained according to the following rules:
Mandatory courses (7 credits)
Introduction to Public International Law / Roger O’Keefe (Mod. 1, 2 credits)
Introduction to Human Rights / Sejal Parmar (Mod. 1, 1 credit)
Introduction to the Law and Practice of the European Court of Human Rights / Eszter Polgári (Mod. 1, 1 credit) 
Development of Legal Systems: Historical Context / Vladimir Petrovic (Mod. 1, 0 credit) 
Legal Terminology and Computer-based Legal Research / S.J.D. Candidate (Mod. 1, 1 credit)
Fundamental Rights in Comparative Perspective / Renáta Uitz (Mod. 2, 2 credits)
Academic Legal Writing and Research / Sejal Parmar or Mathias Möschel (Mod. 2-3, 0 credit)
Thesis Writing Course / CAW Instructor (Mod. 3 or 4, 0 credit)
For the mandatory courses HR LL.M students receive a total of 7 credits and shall accordingly take additional 21 credits (11 credits from restricted elective courses and 10 credits from elective courses) during the academic year. 
Restricted elective courses (mandatory credits)
Rights-related courses
a) Classics (3 credits must be obtained out of 9)
Human Rights and Criminal Justice / Károly Bárd (Mod. 2, 2 credits)
Freedom of Expression: Comparative Law Perspectives / Sejal Parmar (Mod. 2-3, 2 credits)
Political Rights in Comparative Perspective / Daniel Smilov (Mod. 4, 1 credit) 
Freedom of Assembly / Michael Hamilton (Mod. 5, 1 credit)
Comparative Freedom of Religion / Cole Durham, Brett Scharffs (Mod. 5-6, 2 credits)
Freedom of Religion – Advanced / Cole Durham (Mod. 6, 1 credit)
b) Contemporary Challenges (2 credits must be obtained out of 7)
Human Rights in Health / Judit Sándor (Mod. 3, 1 credit) 
Peoples’ Rights, Indigenous Peoples' Rights  and Minority Rights in International Law/ István Pogány, Boldizsár Nagy (Mod. 4, 2 credits)
Human Rights in Emergency Situations / Mordechai Kremnitzer (Mod. 5, 1 credit)
Roma Rights / Bernard Rorke (Mod. 5-6, 1 credit)
International Criminal Law / Roger O’Keefe (Mod. 6, 2 credits)
Government-related courses (2 credits must be obtained out of 4)
Introduction to EU Constitutional Law / Petra Bárd (Mod. 2, 1 credit)
Separation of Powers / Renáta Uitz (Mod. 3, 1 credit)
Constitution-Building in Africa / Markus Böckenförde, Gedion Hessebon (Mod. 4, 1 credit) 
EU Constitutional Law – Advanced / Ronan McCrea (Mod. 5, 1 credit)
Enforcing Rights and Human Rights Advocacy (2 credits must be obtained out of 6)
Human Rights Remedies / Jeremy McBride (Mod. 3, 1 credit)
Courts in Dialogue / András Sajó (Mod. 4, 1 credit)
Mental Disability Law and Advocacy / Oliver Lewis (Mod. 4, 1 credit)
Constitutional Adjudication / Aharon Barak (Mod. 5, 1 credit) 
Persuasive Argumentation Exercise – Moot Court / Eszter Polgári (Mod. 6, 1 credit)
International Human Rights Advocacy and Practice / Sejal Parmar (Mod. 6, 1 credit)
Theoretical Perspectives (2 credit must be obtained out of 5)
Critical Perspectives on Human Rights / Charlotte Steinorth (Mod. 5, 2 credits) 
Critical Race Theory / Mathias Möschel (Mod. 5, 1 credit) 
Interpreting the ECHR: Theories and Doctrines / Eszter Polgári (Mod. 5, 1 credit) 
Theory of Fundamental Rights / Matthias Mahlmann (Mod. 6, 1 credit)
Students are advised to consult their thesis supervisor when selecting restricted elective courses.
Students in the International Justice Specialization and the Clinical Specialization shall see further requirements.
 

Students studying for an LL.M. degree in Human Rights shall obtain 28 Legal Studies credits and write a thesis of 50–100 pages (a minimum of 17.000 words).

The course 28 credits shall be obtained according to the following rules:

 

Mandatory courses (7 credits)

  • Introduction to Public International Law / Roger O’Keefe (Mod. 1, 2 credits)
  • Introduction to Human Rights / Sejal Parmar (Mod. 1, 1 credit)
  • Introduction to the Law and Practice of the European Court of Human Rights / Eszter Polgári (Mod. 1, 1 credit) 
  • Development of Legal Systems: Historical Context / Vladimir Petrovic (Mod. 1, 0 credit) 
  • Legal Terminology and Computer-based Legal Research / S.J.D. Candidate (Mod. 1, 1 credit)
  • Fundamental Rights in Comparative Perspective / Renáta Uitz (Mod. 2, 2 credits)
  • Academic Legal Writing and Research / Sejal Parmar or Mathias Möschel (Mod. 2-3, 0 credit)
  • Thesis Writing Course / CAW Instructor (Mod. 3 or 4, 0 credit)

 

For the mandatory courses HR LL.M students receive a total of 7 credits and shall accordingly take additional 21 credits (11 credits from restricted elective courses and 10 credits from elective courses) during the academic year. 

 

Restricted elective courses (mandatory credits)

* Rights-related courses

a) Classics (3 credits must be obtained out of 9)

  • Human Rights and Criminal Justice / Károly Bárd (Mod. 2, 2 credits)
  • Freedom of Expression: Comparative Law Perspectives / Sejal Parmar (Mod. 2-3, 2 credits)
  • Political Rights in Comparative Perspective / Daniel Smilov (Mod. 4, 1 credit) 
  • Freedom of Assembly / Michael Hamilton (Mod. 5, 1 credit)
  • Comparative Freedom of Religion / Cole Durham, Brett Scharffs (Mod. 5-6, 2 credits)
  • Freedom of Religion – Advanced / Cole Durham (Mod. 6, 1 credit)

b) Contemporary Challenges (2 credits must be obtained out of 7)

  • Human Rights in Health / Judit Sándor (Mod. 3, 1 credit) 
  • Peoples’ Rights, Indigenous Peoples' Rights  and Minority Rights in International Law/ István Pogány, Boldizsár Nagy (Mod. 4, 2 credits)
  • Human Rights in Emergency Situations / Mordechai Kremnitzer (Mod. 5, 1 credit)
  • Roma Rights / Bernard Rorke (Mod. 5-6, 1 credit)
  • International Criminal Law / Roger O’Keefe (Mod. 6, 2 credits)

* Government-related courses (2 credits must be obtained out of 4)

  • Introduction to EU Constitutional Law / Petra Bárd (Mod. 2, 1 credit)
  • Separation of Powers / Renáta Uitz (Mod. 3, 1 credit)
  • Constitution-Building in Africa / Markus Böckenförde, Gedion Hessebon (Mod. 4, 1 credit) 
  • EU Constitutional Law – Advanced / Ronan McCrea (Mod. 5, 1 credit)

* Enforcing Rights and Human Rights Advocacy (2 credits must be obtained out of 6)

  • Human Rights Remedies / Jeremy McBride (Mod. 3, 1 credit)
  • Courts in Dialogue / András Sajó (Mod. 4, 1 credit)
  • Mental Disability Law and Advocacy / Oliver Lewis (Mod. 4, 1 credit)
  • Constitutional Adjudication / Aharon Barak (Mod. 5, 1 credit) 
  • Persuasive Argumentation Exercise – Moot Court / Eszter Polgári (Mod. 6, 1 credit)
  • International Human Rights Advocacy and Practice / Sejal Parmar (Mod. 6, 1 credit)

* Theoretical Perspectives (2 credit must be obtained out of 5)

  • Critical Perspectives on Human Rights / Charlotte Steinorth (Mod. 5, 2 credits) 
  • Critical Race Theory / Mathias Möschel (Mod. 5, 1 credit) 
  • Interpreting the ECHR: Theories and Doctrines / Eszter Polgári (Mod. 5, 1 credit) 
  • Theory of Fundamental Rights / Matthias Mahlmann (Mod. 6, 1 credit)

 

Students are advised to consult their thesis supervisor when selecting restricted elective courses.

Students in the International Justice Specialization and the Clinical Specialization shall see further requirements.