MINELRES: CfA: Minorities and Transitional Justice, University of Ulster LLM in Human Rights Law (2006/07)

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Tue May 30 20:56:42 2006

Original sender: Jeremie Gilbert <j.gilbert@ulster.ac.uk>

Dear Editor, 
I would be very grateful if you could post information on our LLM in
Human Rights at the University of Ulster, Northern Ireland.  The LLM
programme is offered by the Transitional Justice Institute in
conjunction with the Law School.  The Institute is dedicated to the
critical exploration of the role of law and human rights in
post-conflict and transitional contexts.  Building on the experience of
the conflict in Northern Ireland, the LLM programme pays particular
attention to the rights of minorities and indigenous peoples in
transiional societies. As such, we believe that the LLM programme may be
of particular interest to your readers.  A brief summary of the
programme is included at the end of this message.  
Kind regards, 
Jeremie Gilbert
Transitional Justice Institute
University of Ulster
Tel: +44 (0)28 713 75187
Fax: +44 (0)28 713 75184

LLM in Human Rights Law at the Transitional Justice Institute

The Transitional Justice Institute (TJI) in conjunction with the School
of Law at the University of Ulster (Northern Ireland) is now accepting
applications for enrolment in its LLM in Human Rights Law (2006/07). 
There are a small number of scholarships available for exceptional
candidates and international students are strongly encouraged to apply.
The programme is available on a full-time or part-time basis at the
university’s Jordanstown (Belfast) and Magee (Derry/Londonderry)

Please see www.transitionaljustice.ulster.ac.uk for more details on TJI
and the LLM programme. For information on Northern Ireland see

Unique aspects

The LLM offers students opportunities to:

- Gain unique insights into the legal protection of rights in
post-conflict or transitional situations while examining the example of
Northern Ireland in comparative perspective. 
- Conduct research in TJI areas of specialization including: law and
conflict, human rights and transitional justice, gender, equality and
transition, peace agreements, women’s human rights and indigenous
peoples’ and minority rights. 
- Acquire skills and knowledge needed to undertake human rights work in
a range of sectors. 
- Undertake an internship with the Northern Ireland Human Rights
Commission (one student per semester) and other organisations in

Programme features

More generally, the programme has been developed to enable students to:

- Gain an in-depth knowledge of the theoretical and practical
application of human rights, with particular reference to post-conflict
and transitional societies. 
- Develop skills highly relevant to employment in the public, private
and voluntary/non-profit sectors. 
- Gain knowledge and skills necessary to implement legal research
projects from the design to write-up stages. 
- Enhance skills in critically appraising published research and in
commissioning research and evaluation projects. 
- The LLM is been taught in full-day blocks (rather than weekly slots),
thus facilitating attendance of those who do not live locally and/or
must manage other responsibilities.  

Programme Content

LLM students must complete each of the following: 

1. Two compulsory modules:

Foundations in International Human Rights Law (30 credit points) 
The Rule of Law and Transitional Justice (30 credit points)

2. Two optional modules from a list which may include:

Advanced Human Rights Law (30 credit points) 
Criminal Justice, Human Rights and Law Enforcement (30 credit points) 
Equality Law  (30 credit points) 
Human Rights and Vulnerable Groups (30 credit points)

3. Independent research culminating in a 15,000 word dissertation (60
credit points)

Any student who does not successfully complete the dissertation module
within the time required may be awarded a Postgraduate Diploma in Human
Rights in place of an LLM.


Application forms and guidance notes may be downloaded from:

http://prospectus.ulster.ac.uk/geninfo/apply.html or can be requested
from: The Registry Office, University of Ulster at Coleraine, Cromore
Road, Coleraine, Co. Londonderry BT52 1SA, Northern Ireland.

Applications received before the last Friday in June will be given
priority. However applications received after that date may also be

For further information on the LLM in Human Rights Law at either campus,
please contact:

Niamh Reilly PhD
Course Director - LLM in Human Rights
n.reilly AT ulster.ac.uk 


Ms Katrina Reynolds
Transitional Justice Institute,
Magee campus,
BT48 7JL, Northern Ireland

Tel:    + 44 (0) 28 7137 5146
Fax:    + 44 (0) 28 7137 5184
Email:    LLM@ulster.ac.uk

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