The Transitional Justice Institute (TJI) in conjunction with the School of Law at the University of Ulster (Northern Ireland) is now accepting applications for enrolment in its LLM in Human Rights Law (2006/07). There are a small number of scholarships available for exceptional candidates and international students are strongly encouraged to apply. The programme is available on a full-time or part-time basis at the university’s Jordanstown (Belfast) and Magee (Derry/Londonderry) campuses. Applicants will normally have a good 'second class' honours degree or better, in Law. Applicants with a degree in a related discipline and relevant human rights/law experience will also be given full consideration. Please see www.transitionaljustice.ulster.ac.uk for more details on TJI and the LLM programme. For information on Northern Ireland see www.discovernorthernireland.com. Unique aspects The LLM offers students opportunities to: - Gain unique insights into the legal protection of rights in post-conflict or transitional situations while examining the example of Northern Ireland in comparative perspective. - Conduct research in TJI areas of specialization including: law and conflict, human rights and transitional justice, gender, equality and transition, peace agreements, women’s human rights and indigenous peoples’ and minority rights. - Acquire skills and knowledge needed to undertake human rights work in a range of sectors. - Undertake an internship with the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission (one student per semester) and other organisations in Northern-Ireland. Programme features More generally, the programme has been developed to enable students to: - Gain an in-depth knowledge of the theoretical and practical application of human rights, with particular reference to post-conflict and transitional societies. - Develop skills highly relevant to employment in the public, private and voluntary/non-profit sectors. - Gain knowledge and skills necessary to implement legal research projects from the design to write-up stages. - Enhance skills in critically appraising published research and in commissioning research and evaluation projects. - The LLM is been taught in full-day blocks (rather than weekly slots), thus facilitating attendance of those who do not live locally and/or must manage other responsibilities. Programme Content LLM students must complete each of the following: 1. Two compulsory modules: Foundations in International Human Rights Law The Rule of Law and Transitional Justice 2. Two optional modules from a list which may include: Advanced Human Rights Law Criminal Justice, Human Rights and Law Enforcement Equality Law Human Rights and Vulnerable Groups 3. Independent research culminating in a 15,000 word dissertation Application forms and guidance notes may be downloaded from: http://prospectus.ulster.ac.uk/geninfo/apply.html or can be requested from: The Registry Office, University of Ulster at Coleraine, Cromore Road, Coleraine, Co. Londonderry BT52 1SA, Northern Ireland. Applications received before the last Friday in June will be given priority. However applications received after that date may also be considered. For further information on the LLM in Human Rights Law at either campus, please contact: Niamh Reilly PhD Course Director - LLM in Human Rights OR Ms Katrina Reynolds Secretary, Transitional Justice Institute, Magee campus, BT48 7JL, Northern Ireland Tel: + 44 (0) 28 7137 5146 Fax: + 44 (0) 28 7137 5184 Email: LLM@ulster.ac.uk www.transitionaljustice.ulster.ac.uk ======== Global Human Rights Education listserv ======= Send mail intended for the list to < >. Archives of the list can be found at: http://www.hrea.org/lists/hr-education/ **You are welcome to reprint, copy, archive, quote or re-post this item, but please retain the original and listserv source.
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