Feb. 13, 2010
University of York launches new LLM
The Centre for Applied Human Rights at the University of York is launching an LLM in International Human Rights Law & Practice for October 2010, and there are two scholarships available. The key paradox of international human rights law is that the recent proliferation of treaties and adjudicative bodies has not significantly diminished serious human rights abuses. The LLM in International Human Rights Law and Practice will engage students in a critical and nuanced examination of this paradox, while providing them with the practical knowledge necessary to apply global norms at the local level. Students should leave with a sense of how to advance human rights claims in this challenging context.
This LLM is partly taught through problem-based learning and it incorporates learning from the international human rights defenders based at the Centre. It is the only LLM that has a compulsory international human rights law clinic. Also, the Autmun term will offer a field visit to Malaysia where students will work alongside human rights defenders and organisations.
For details of how to apply for the LLM International Human Rights Law & Practice click here.
There are two scholarships available which offer a tuition fee waiver at the home/EU rate. Overseas applicants will be required to demonstrate, before the offer of a scholarship is confirmed, that they have sufficient funds to cover the balance of the overseas tuition fee.
The deadline to apply for a scholarship is Friday 30th April 2010, click here.
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Content added on 13th February 2010.