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ABOUT THE EUROPEAN HUMAN RIGHTS PROGRAM

The goal of the program is to shape internationally renowned legal experts who are ready to take challenges in global scale and confident to handle complex issues in international regulatory environment with high level of confidence.

Human Rights have become a significant part of the legal order of the European Union, accompanied with an ever growing social need for better protection. Internationally agreed human rights principles and standards now also increasingly influence economic policy formation.

Constantly ranked in the top tier of Law Schools in Central-Europe, the Faculty of Law, ELTE launches a program in European Human Rights to bring together leading scholars, lawyers and policy makers. Starting from 2016 September, our European Human Rights program focuses on complex and creative problem solving in the field of human rights law and wishes to enable students to take new approaches in human rights litigation on various European fora.

Globalisation has prompted interest in deepening understanding of the relationship between human rights and traditional areas of law. Important efforts have already been made by various international organisations to disentangle the links between ethics, human rights, development and economics.

Human rights advocates can bring rights-based approach not only to strive for higher level protection, but also to bring about better economic and developmental results, thereby instrumentalising human rights values and concepts.

 STRENGTH OF PROGRAM

We provide a vibrant, international environment where participants work under the supervision of internationally recognized experts. After graduation they will be able to confidently deliver legal solutions to multifaceted human rights issues or create tailor-made prevention tools to avoid human rights abuses.

Our leading scholars seek to foster an encouraging learning environment to support legal professionals who are frequently facing new challenges.

 

MESSAGE FROM THE DEAN


Globalisation has prompted interest in deepening understanding of the relationship between human rights and traditional areas of law. Important efforts have already been made by various international organisations to disentangle the links between ethics, human rights, development and economics. Human rights advocates could bring rights-based approach not only to strive for higher level protection, but also to bring about better economic and developmental results, thereby instrumentalising human rights values and concepts.
 

FACTS & FIGURES

Title Master in European Human Rights LL.M. (part-time)
Degree Master in Laws (LL.M.)
Type Degree program
Level Specialist postgraduate
Accreditation number 2014/10/XV/6
Faculty Faculty of Law
Institute Institute of Postgraduate Legal Studies
Language English
Duration 2 semesters (1 year)
ECTS credits 60 credits

STRUCTURE

Fall term

Spring term

Compulsory courses

  • Constitutional Interpretation
  • Equal Treatment and Prohibition of Discrimination

Compulsory elective courses

  • Citizens’ Rights in the European Union and the European Convention of Human Rights
  • The Right to Property and Related Economic Rights; Labour Rights as Human Rights
  • The prohibition of torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment; European Criminal Law
  • Freedom of Religion and the Status of Churches in Europe
  • Communicative Freedoms in the European Union and in the European Convention of Human Rights; Privacy Protection in the EU and Council of Europe
  • International and European Refugee Law
  • Right to Justice; Human Rights and  the Sociology of Jurisdiction
  • The Right to Liberty and Security

Elective courses

  • Transitional Justice
  • Human Rights and Private Law relations
  • The Right to Peace
  • Environmental Protection in the European Union
  • Business and Human Rights
  • Thesis degree

Career

Career opportunities

Our distinguished program prepares students for outstanding careers in human rights litigation practices, government, academia, business, public policy, international and local NGOs.

Students successfully graduated from the program will be entitled to use an LL.M. title according to the regulations of Act on National Tertiary Education of Hungary. (Act No CCIV of 2011).

Job examples

  • Lawyer specialized in human rights

  • Legal expert of human rights