The Riga Graduate School of Law announces Scholarships for an LL.M degree with a specialization in Public International Law and Human Rights funded by the Open Society Institute (OSI). Eligible students currently are being recruited to apply for the Riga Graduate School of Law (RGSL) Scholars Programme. The programme provides expertise in Public International Law and Human Rights and also offers courses in private European Law. The programme is competitive and very prestigious. The Programme is based at the RGSL located in Riga, Latvia. It is open to all persons who hold an undergraduate degree in law or a comparable degree, such as political science or international relations, or will be awarded a degree prior to admission to the programme. The 2006/07 Scholars Class starts on 4 September 2006. The purpose of these scholarships is to support students who have demonstrated academic excellence in law or a comparable field of study and have a demonstrated commitment to work in the field of public law, human rights, or public service. Overview Twelve scholarships are available to students from Russia, Belorussia, Ukraine and South Eastern Europe and Central Eurasia regions (see eligible countries below). Each scholarship recipient will receive EUR 6000 applied to tuition and fees for the LL.M study prgramme. An additional EUR 6000 is applied to travel, accommodation and incidental education expenses. Students granted a scholarship must write their masters thesis in the field of public international law or human rights. Priority will be given to students who commit to work in any of the following areas upon completion of the program: human rights, public law and public service. Furthermore, RGSL seeks to recruit students who have worked within an organization with which OSI has a relationship already, or students who are willing to work with such an organization upon completion of the program. In the application, students are required to provide specific detail on their expectations work in a related field upon completion of the program. Eligibility Applicants must: (1) Satisfy standard RGSL entry requirements (with respect to educational background, English proficiency, and entrance tests); (2) Have experience in the fields of public international law or human rights for a minimum of one year; (3) Indicate in the application: current place of employment and specify in detail the applicant's plan to return to work in the field of public service after completing the LL.M programme. (4) Eligible countries: 1. Russia; 2. Belorussia; 3. Ukraine; 4. all countries listed in region of South Eastern Europe: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Romania and Serbia; 5. all countries listed in region of Central Eurasia: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan. Application process Checklist Submit the following by 21 August 2006: - the completed Application Form; - a recommendation letter from a professional or academic contact describing the applicants academic record, achievements and activities (research, community service, and programme development) in Public International Law, Human Rights or related discipline; - a personal statement from the applicant that describes the insights he or she gained from achievements and activities (research, community service, and programme development) in Public International Law or Human Rights. Limit is two pages, 1,5 spaced (Times New Roman). Incomplete applications will not be considered. Applications for RGSL Scholars Programme are available on-line through: http://www.rgsl.edu/lv . By mail: Riga Graduate School of Law, Alberta iela 13, Riga LV 1010, Latvia. Telephone: +371 703 206, +371 703 200. ======== 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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