International Justice Specialization for HR M.A. and LL.M. students – requirements

International Justice Specialization for Human Rights M.A. students
Credit requirements
Students studying for an M.A. degree in Human Rights with an International Justice Specialization must obtain 28 Legal Studies course credits and must write a thesis of 50-100 pages (a minimum of 17.000 words). 
The 28 credits must be obtained according the following rules: HR M.A. students receive a total of 15 credits for mandatory courses (program- and specialization-specific), and shall take an additional 13 credits (5 credits from restricted elective courses and 8 credits from elective courses) during the academic year.
I. Mandatory courses
1. Program-specific mandatory courses (7 credits)
Development of Legal Systems: Historical Context / Vladimir Petrovic (Mod. 1, 0 credit)
Introduction to Human Rights / Sejal Parmar (Mod. 1, 1 credit)
Introduction to Law / 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)
Legal Terminology and Computer-based Legal Research / Eszter Polgári (Mod. 1, 1 credit)
Fundamental Rights in Comparative Perspective / Renáta Uitz (Mod. 2, 2 credits)
Introduction to Public International Law / Eszter Polgári (Mod. 2, 1 credit)
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)
2. International Justice Specialization-specific mandatory courses (8 credits)
Archives, Evidence and Human Rights / Iván Székely, Csaba Szilágyi, András Mink (Mod 3-4, 2 credits) 
Human Rights in Emergency Situations / Mordechai Kremnitzer (Mod. 5, 1 credit)
Victims’ Rights and Due Process / Károly Bárd (Mod. 5, 1 credit)
Fair Trial Rights Before International Criminal Tribunals / Károly Bárd (Mod. 5-6, 2 credits)
International Criminal Law / Roger O’Keefe (Mod. 6, 2 credits) 
II. Restricted elective courses
1. Rights-related courses (3 credits must be obtained out of 10)
Human Rights and Criminal Justice / Károly Bárd (Mod. 2, 2 credits)
Freedom of Expression: Comparative Law Perspectives / Sejal Parmar (Mod. 2-3, 2 credits)
Individual and Human Rights / Wiktor Osiatynski (Mod. 3, 2 credits)
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)
2. Advocacy & Human Rights Policy (2 credits must be obtained out of 6)
Human Rights Remedies / Jeremy McBride (Mod. 3, 1 credit) 
OSA Human Rights Documentation Internship / Csaba Szilágyi (Mod. 4, 1 credit)
Designing and Implementing Human Rights Projects / Károly Bárd (Mod. 4-5, 1 credit)
Human Rights in the Developing World / Charlotte Steinorth (Mod. 6, 2 credits) 
International Human Rights Advocacy and Practice / Sejal Parmar (Mod. 6, 1 credit) 
Students are advised to consult their thesis supervisor when selecting restricted elective courses.
 
International Justice Specialization for Human Rights LL.M. students
 
Credit requirements
Students studying for an LL.M. degree in Human Rights with an International Justice Specialization must obtain 28 Legal Studies course credits and must write a thesis of 50-100 pages (a minimum of 17.000 words). 
The 28 credits must be obtained according the following rules: HR LL.M. students receive a total of 14 credits for mandatory courses (program- and specialization-specific), and shall take an additional 14 credits (5 credits from restricted elective courses and 9 credits from elective courses) during the academic year.
I. Mandatory courses:
1. Program-specific 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)
2. International Justice Specialization-specific mandatory courses (8 credits)
Archives, Evidence and Human Rights / Iván Székely, Csaba Szilágyi, András Mink (Mod 3-4, 2 credits) 
Human Rights in Emergency Situations / Mordechai Kremnitzer (Mod. 5, 1 credit)
Victims’ Rights and Due Process / Károly Bárd (Mod. 5, 1 credit)
Fair Trial Rights Before International Criminal Tribunals / Károly Bárd (Mod. 5-6, 2 credits)
International Criminal Law / Roger O’Keefe (Mod. 6, 2 credits) 
II. Restricted elective courses: 
1. Rights-related courses – 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)
2. 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)
OSA Human Rights Documentation Internship / Csaba Szilágyi (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)
Students are advised to consult their thesis supervisor when selecting restricted elective courses.

International Justice Specialization for Human Rights M.A. students

Students studying for an M.A. degree in Human Rights with an International Justice Specialization must obtain 28 Legal Studies course credits and must write a thesis of 50-100 pages (a minimum of 17.000 words). 


The 28 credits must be obtained according the following rules: HR M.A. students receive a total of 15 credits for mandatory courses (program- and specialization-specific), and shall take an additional 13 credits (5 credits from restricted elective courses and 8 credits from elective courses) during the academic year.


I. Mandatory courses

1. Program-specific mandatory courses (7 credits)

  • Development of Legal Systems: Historical Context / Vladimir Petrovic (Mod. 1, 0 credit)
  • Introduction to Human Rights / Sejal Parmar (Mod. 1, 1 credit)
  • Introduction to Law / 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)
  • Legal Terminology and Computer-based Legal Research / Eszter Polgári (Mod. 1, 1 credit)
  • Fundamental Rights in Comparative Perspective / Renáta Uitz (Mod. 2, 2 credits)
  • Introduction to Public International Law / Eszter Polgári (Mod. 2, 1 credit)
  • 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)


2. International Justice Specialization-specific mandatory courses (8 credits)

  • Archives, Evidence and Human Rights / Iván Székely, Csaba Szilágyi, András Mink (Mod 3-4, 2 credits) 
  • Human Rights in Emergency Situations / Mordechai Kremnitzer (Mod. 5, 1 credit)
  • Victims’ Rights and Due Process / Károly Bárd (Mod. 5, 1 credit)
  • Fair Trial Rights Before International Criminal Tribunals / Károly Bárd (Mod. 5-6, 2 credits)
  • International Criminal Law / Roger O’Keefe (Mod. 6, 2 credits) 


II. Restricted elective courses

1. Rights-related courses (3 credits must be obtained out of 10)

  • Human Rights and Criminal Justice / Károly Bárd (Mod. 2, 2 credits)
  • Freedom of Expression: Comparative Law Perspectives / Sejal Parmar (Mod. 2-3, 2 credits)
  • Individual and Human Rights / Wiktor Osiatynski (Mod. 3, 2 credits)
  • 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)


2. Advocacy & Human Rights Policy (2 credits must be obtained out of 6)

  • Human Rights Remedies / Jeremy McBride (Mod. 3, 1 credit) 
  • OSA Human Rights Documentation Internship / Csaba Szilágyi (Mod. 4, 1 credit)
  • Designing and Implementing Human Rights Projects / Károly Bárd (Mod. 4-5, 1 credit)
  • Human Rights in the Developing World / Charlotte Steinorth (Mod. 6, 2 credits) 
  • International Human Rights Advocacy and Practice / Sejal Parmar (Mod. 6, 1 credit) 


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

 

International Justice Specialization for Human Rights LL.M. students

 


Students studying for an LL.M. degree in Human Rights with an International Justice Specialization must obtain 28 Legal Studies course credits and must write a thesis of 50-100 pages (a minimum of 17.000 words). 


The 28 credits must be obtained according the following rules: HR LL.M. students receive a total of 14 credits for mandatory courses (program- and specialization-specific), and shall take an additional 14 credits (5 credits from restricted elective courses and 9 credits from elective courses) during the academic year.


I. Mandatory courses:

1. Program-specific 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)


2. International Justice Specialization-specific mandatory courses (8 credits)

  • Archives, Evidence and Human Rights / Iván Székely, Csaba Szilágyi, András Mink (Mod 3-4, 2 credits) 
  • Human Rights in Emergency Situations / Mordechai Kremnitzer (Mod. 5, 1 credit)
  • Victims’ Rights and Due Process / Károly Bárd (Mod. 5, 1 credit)
  • Fair Trial Rights Before International Criminal Tribunals / Károly Bárd (Mod. 5-6, 2 credits)
  • International Criminal Law / Roger O’Keefe (Mod. 6, 2 credits) 


II. Restricted elective courses: 

1. Rights-related courses – 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)


2. 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)
  • OSA Human Rights Documentation Internship / Csaba Szilágyi (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)


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