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.
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FACTS & FIGURES
|Title||Master in European Human Rights LL.M. (part-time)|
|Degree||Master in Laws (LL.M.)|
|Faculty||Faculty of Law|
|Institute||Institute of Postgraduate Legal Studies|
|Duration||2 semesters (1 year)|
|ECTS credits||60 credits|
- Human Rights Protection - General Overview and Criticial Approaches
- The Operational Mechanisms of the European Union and its Importance for Human Rights Protection
- English Legal Writing
- Fundamental Human Rights in the European Union and the procedure of the European Court of Human Rights
- Overview on the European Convention of Human Rights and The Institutional System and Practice of the European Social Charter
- Human Rights Instruments of the Council of Europe and their enforcement mechanisms
- Comparative Analysis of the National Constitutional Mechanisms of Human Rights Protection
- Sociology of Human Rights
- 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
- Transitional Justice
- Human Rights and Private Law relations
- The Right to Peace
- Environmental Protection in the European Union
- Business and Human Rights
- Thesis degree
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).
Lawyer specialized in human rights
Legal expert of human rights