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M.A. Human Rights and Transitional Justice at Hebrew University

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How can we as a society confront the ways in which countries that emerge from periods of conflict, war, or repression address human rights violations? What if these devastations are so vast and complex that justice systems currently in place cannot adequately respond to them? This is why the world needs professionals skilled in the areas of Human Rights and Transitional Justice. Conveniently, it’s a graduate-level program offered by Hebrew University.


This program is designed for graduates of B.A. programs in International Relations, Political Science, or other related fields and offers 20-25 academic courses taught by leading legal experts from Israel, Europe, and North America. Classes include international humanitarian law, international courts and tribunals, counter-terrorism law, legal aspects of the Middle East conflict, the law of the United Nations, international human rights law, and international criminal law. The acclaimed faculty consists of top academics and practitioners and includes past and present legal advisors of organizations such as the UN and the IRC and past and present members of the UN Human Rights Committee.


Students will enjoy living and learning in the ancient city of Jerusalem at a highly rated academic institution, right at the center of the complex geopolitical landscape that is Israel. The country’s role in confronting perilous international law and human rights issues, transitional justice issues, and conflict resolution serve as an excellent educational backdrop for the program.


Duration: 8 months

Age Group: 18-30

Location: Jerusalem

Accommodation: No

Language: English

Program dates and tuitions (before significant grants & scholarships are applied)

October - $16,000


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