The 2015 class from the International Human Rights Law Master Programme at Lund University and Raoul Wallenberg Institute

Twenty-nine Students Graduate From the International Human Rights Law Master Programme

Congratulations to the 29 graduates of the 2015 class from the International Human Rights Law Master Programme who graduated this week.

The Master’s Programme in International Human Rights Law is one of the leading Master’s Programmes in Human Rights in the World. For more than 20 years, the Master’s Programme has been a key educational path for the development of knowledge, skills and competencies for high-skilled professionals in the field of human rights and humanitarian law.

The two-year programme provides students with in-depth knowledge in international human rights law and humanitarian law. The programme is open for students with a bachelor’s degree in law from all over the world. Since the beginning of the programme, hundreds of students from developing countries have graduated from the programme with scholarships provided by the Institute through funding from the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) and the Swedish Institute (Si).

Upon graduation, our alumni have gone on to work in some of the most important international, regional and national human rights institutions, including the United Nations, the Council of Europe, National Human Rights Institutions, national governments, as well as in academia performing high-level research and teaching, or in the private sector as legal consultants.

The programme, which is organised by the Faculty of Law, Lund University, in partnership with the Raoul Wallenberg Institute, provides students the unique opportunity to get exposure to RWI’s international development programmes. High level scholars and worldwide international human rights practitioners collaborate with our programmes and visit our premises regularly. Thus, master students have the unique opportunity to meet them and get familiar with their work.

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