Human rights Master’s programme in Cambodia open for application

human rights cambodiaBuilding on the success from last year, a new batch of students will be admitted to the unique Master Programme in International Human Rights at Paññāsāstra University of Cambodia (PUC).

The University, together with the Raoul Wallenberg Institute, launched the programme in 2014. This year, again with financial support from Swedish Development Cooperation, the programme will provide up to 15 Scholarships for individuals to study.

Hay Theavy is a Master student in International Human Rights Law in Cambodia.Hay Theavy, currently enrolled in the Master Programme, says the structure of the programme provides her with valuable knowledge through many interesting specialized courses that are necessary to understand human rights.

“This master programme help broaden my insight and perspective in term of understanding human rights as a part of law,” she says. “I commit to work for human rights organization to promote the respect for human rights and to help people to live in justice and peace.”

The programme will be conducted in evenings on weekdays in order to enable students with full-time employment to attend.

Andreas Ljungholm, head of RWI's office in Cambodia“This is a unique opportunity for committed individuals to obtain an international level postgraduate qualification in international human rights law in Cambodia,” says Andreas Ljungholm, head of the Institute’s office in Cambodia.

He says all individuals that fulfil the general requirements and are committed to promoting and protecting human rights are encouraged to apply. “We look forward to see applicants from, for example, justice sector institutions, government institutions, non-governmental organization, academic institutions and freshly graduated students,” says Ljungholm.

The deadline for applications for scholarships is 16 March 2015, and the first semester will start 21 April 2015.

See the brochure for the Master Programme in International Human Rights Law 2015 to 2017 for more information.

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