LLM International Law and Human Rights

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International Law now represents more than just a specialized field. It is extending forcefully into our everyday politics, economics and societies as never before. Once a tradition focusing solely on conflict and cooperation within a nation-state system, International Law is today spoken of in terms of specialized and interacting networks of international organizations, regimes, tribunals, courts, corporations, NGOs and, even, terrorist threats. This master trains you to become an in-depth expert for a challenging career in the Netherlands and the rest of the world. We develop your ability to adapt the dynamic changes in the global legal market.

A short introduction to the master International Law and Human Rights

During the one year master International Law and Human Rights our team of experts will teach you legal, analytical, and argumentation skills to prepare you for a wide variety of career paths in professional practice, government, international advocacy, international courts and tribunals, international organizations, multinational consultancies and journalism.

Why the master International Law and Human Rights in Tilburg?

Distinctive three pillar structured program

The aim of this master program is to prepare you through greater depth and breadth of training (knowledge and skills) for the diverse possibilities of today competitive global labour market. The master courses are structured by 3 pillars, which reflect how international legal order has been evolving structurally since 1945. Specifically, what was once a singular and classical focus on inter-state (collective) security, can now be re-mapped as a three-pillar legal order roughly captured by the three categories.

(1) International Law and International Relations

  • History and Theory of International Law
  • Global Trade and Development Law
  • Strategic Litigation: International Adjudication and Arbitration
  • International Security in historical perspective

(2) Human Rights and Human Security

  • Human Rights, Globalization and the Role of the Individual in International Law
  • Human Rights and Business
  • International Criminal Law
  • Legal Protection of Migrants, Refugees and Minorities

(3) Global Sustainability and Environmental Law

  • International and EU Environmental Law
  • Climate Change Law
  • The Role of law in protecting biodiversity in ecosystems
  • Law, Technology and the Environment

 Special focus on different aspects of research and methods

  • Cutting-edge research skills course on Research Design and Methods for Post National Lawyers.

  • All teachers on the program are highly qualified and enthusiastic academics with additional expertise emanating from their connections to international legal practice.

  • The latest research is continuously fed into learning, so you are confronted with topics and ideas from the forefront of legal and meta-legal research.

  • Genuinely interdisciplinary approach and law-in-context focus, with a team of instructors that provide you expertise across International Law, International Relations, International Human Rights, International Development, International Legal History, International Trade, and Legal Philosophy.

    The Master International Law and Human Rights in short

StartEnd of August or end of January
DurationOne year (12 months)
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TitleMaster of Laws (LLM)
Croho600224 (Master International and European Law)
Best preparatory Bachelor'sBachelor in Law
Bachelor in European Studies
Bachelor in Political Science or International Relations
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Pre-Master's programAvailable (only in Dutch)
Application deadlinesJanuary 2018 intake
- Non-EU/EEA students: 1 October 2017
- EU/EEA students: 1 December 2017
- Dutch students: 1 January 2018
September 2018 intake
- Non-EU/EEA students: 1 April 2018
- EU/EEA students: 1 July 2018
- Dutch students: 1 August 2018

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