Department of International Law
Peoples' Friendship University of Russia

Admission

LLM International Protection of Human Rights (eng)

LL.M. Programme "International Protection of Human Rights" is an international programme which was opened in 2012 with the support of the United Nations Office of High Comissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR). Programme was desined in accordance with contemporary trends of human rights and curriculum consists of traditional basic human rights courses as well as unique one. Programme "International Protection of Human Rights" is covering universal and regional aspects of human rights. 

Graduates of the program are more than 80 people from Afghanistan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cambodia, Colombia, Cuba, Cyprus, Ecuador, France, Georgia, Ghana, Guinea, Iran, Iraq, Italy, Kyrgyzstan, Montenegro, Namibia, Nepal, Nigeria, Russia, Somalia, South Sudan, Spain, Sudan, Turkmenistan, UAE, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vietnam. Many graduates are now working in intergovernmental organizations, NGOs, law firms, ministries and governmental bodies, universities, etc. 

It should be stressed that during the study process and within the e-learning modules students follow up to date information on the activities of the human rights mechanisms provided in the UN social media, OHCHR, UN WEB TV and Audio-Files. 

All e-learning courses were uploaded on the telecommunication educational platform of the RUDN University for all students and professors. The link to all e-learning courses is accessible on the website for all registered students. 

The Programme with the support of the OHCHR in Moscow regularly invites professors from the universities of the Venice Consortium (EIUC) and human rights practitioners to deliver modules of lectures dealing with the topics complementing the courses delivered within the Masters Programme Each year around 6-10 professors visit RUDN University. Their lectures are held in resource centers. Among human rights practitioners members of the human rights treaty bodies and Special procedures mandate holders are visiting RUDN University. Among professors from the EIUC universities one should mention professors from Queen's University Belfast, University of Deusto (Bilbao), University of Budapest, University of Ljubljana etc. 

The modules of visiting professors not only strengthen research and practical skills of students, but also enhance expertise of professors in the respective fields of international human rights law, who integrate the new knowledge in the educational process. These modules help to strengthen the capacity of curriculum to deliver courses on a high professional level with strong practice-oriented aspect. 

Short facts
Language: English
Duration: 2 years, 4 semesters, 8 modules (each 2 months)
Earned Degree: Master of Laws (LL.M.)
Credits: 120, each semester 30 credits
Min requirements / Eligibility: bachelor degree, LL.B.
Career Outlook: intergovernmental organizations, NGO, law firms, govenments, academia
Start dates: September

Curriculum of Programme

This LL.M. Programme is aimed to pays special attention to recent trends in the fields of human rights and international law, with a specific focus on universal system of human rights and regional system of human rights.

STRUCTURE
The LL.M. Programme "International Protection of Human Rights" is full-time study programme. It spans eight consecutive modules: September - October, November - December, February - March, April - June, September - October, November - December, February - March, April - May.

CREDITS
The LL.M. Programme "International Protection of Human Rights" consists of 120 credits. Each semester sudents are getting 30 credits.

Module 1 (September - October)
History and Methodology of Law (2 credits)
Comparative Law Research (2 credits)
Foreign Language (1 credit)
Foreign Language for Legal Purposes (4 credits)
Research Work (6 credits)

Module 2 (November - December)
Philosophy of Law (2 credits)
Foreign Language (1 credit)
Foreign Language for Legal Purposes (1 credit)
International Law and Development (3 credits)
The Right to Health in International Law (2 credits)
International Labour Rights in the Global Economy (2 credits)
Research Work (6 credits)

Module 3 (February - March)
Foreign Language (1 credit)
International Law and Development (3 credits)
Foreign Language for Legal Purposes (1 credit)
International Law: Issues of Migration and Asylum (4 credits)
Research Work (3 credits)

Module 4 (April - June)
Foreign Language (1 credit)
Foreign Language for Legal Purposes (1 credit)
Protection of Human Rights in the UN System (3 credits)
Discrimination and Gender Issues in Contemporary International Law (4 credits)
International Humanitarian Law (4 credits)
Research Work (6 credits)

Module 5 (September - October)
Foreign Language (1 credit)
Foreign Language for Legal Purposes (1 credit)
Research Work (3 credits)
Human Rights Treaty Bodies (4 credits)
Environmental Protection and Human Rights (3 credits)
European System of Human Rights (3 credits)

Module 6 (November - December)
Foreign Language (1 credit)
Foreign Language for Legal Purposes (1 credit)
African System of Human Rights (3 credits)
Inter-American System of Human Rights (4 credits)
Indigenous Peoples and Minorities Rights Protection (4 credits)
Research Work (6 credits)

Module 7
Externship 
Pre-Degree Internship

Module 8
Pre-Degree Internship
State Examination
Master Thesis Defence

*Provided as an example only and subject to change



Resource Center on Human Rights

The Programme is supported with the excellent facilities and resources provided by the Resource Center on Human Rights of the Law Institute of the RUDN University. The Inter-university human rights resource center serves as the study center for students, provides facilities for human rights studies, research as well as continuous awareness raising and information support to students and professors. The Center is equipped with necessary technical devices and serves as the place where video broadcasting of lectures delivered by foreign professors and practitioners from the Centre to the regional Consortium universities as well as skills building seminars and master-classes for students and professors are held. The events are broadcasted from the Center where they take place to other Consortium resource centers in Kazan, Perm, Voronezh and Ekaterinburg. The Center's library has a unique collection of books covering all relevant subjects of international human rights law. This collection was enriched with academic material on human rights in Russian, French and English provided by the Office of High Commissioner for Human Rights.


ADMISSION

Office for European & American countries
+ 7 (495) 433-73-96 ext: 11-92;
WhatsApp: +7 985 120-36-82

All documents should be send to
america@rudn.ru
with copy to Natalia Chesnokova chesnokova-ni@rudn.ru

This is list of documents that you should send us by e-mail for applying:

1. copy of your passport;
2. copy of your education documents:

If you're applying for a Master degree program:

a) copy of your Bachelor degree diploma;
b) copy of your academic transcript;

3. a filled up application form (ask here chesnokova-ni@rudn.ru).