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LL.M. Program on International Human Rights Protection

  • Universidad de Alcalá
  • Responsable(s) de la formation : Carlos Jiménez Piernas ,Isabel Garrido Gómez ,Carlos Villán Durán
  • Contact administratif : Francisco José Pascual Vives
  • Adresse : C/ Libreros, 27 28801 Alcalá de Henares, Madrid
  • Email administratif : f.pascualvives@uah.es
  • Site Internet : Consulter

Programme overview

The First Module (twelve weeks) focuses on litigation and advocacy for human rights in International Law. 
  • Introduction to the practice in International Human Rights Law
  • United Nations Human Rights Bodies
  • Compliance Control Mechanisms in the Council of Europe
  • Compliance Control Mechanisms in the European Union
  • Compliance Control Mechanisms in the Inter-American System of Human Rights
  • General Theory of Fundamental Rights
  • Other International Human Rights Mechanisms: The International Criminal Court and the World Bank
  • The protection of indigenous peoples and national minorities


The second Module is an internship at an institution which works in the field of human rights.


Master Thesis : At the end of the Program, in the third Module each student is expected to draft a Master Thesis on a particular topic related to the classes of Module I, or eventually to the internship in Module II.  


The classes will be taught mainly in Spanish, although several specific seminars will be held in English.  In this respect, the University of Alcala organizes Spanish courses during September and also an online course which may be helpful.  However, international students may opt to present their written examinations and the Master Thesis in Spanish or English.

Programme overview

The First Module (twelve weeks) focuses on litigation and advocacy for human rights in International Law. 
  • Introduction to the practice in International Human Rights Law
  • United Nations Human Rights Bodies
  • Compliance Control Mechanisms in the Council of Europe
  • Compliance Control Mechanisms in the European Union
  • Compliance Control Mechanisms in the Inter-American System of Human Rights
  • General Theory of Fundamental Rights
  • Other International Human Rights Mechanisms: The International Criminal Court and the World Bank
  • The protection of indigenous peoples and national minorities


The second Module is an internship at an institution which works in the field of human rights.


Master Thesis : At the end of the Program, in the third Module each student is expected to draft a Master Thesis on a particular topic related to the classes of Module I, or eventually to the internship in Module II.  


The classes will be taught mainly in Spanish, although several specific seminars will be held in English.  In this respect, the University of Alcala organizes Spanish courses during September and also an online course which may be helpful.  However, international students may opt to present their written examinations and the Master Thesis in Spanish or English.

Application Process

Candidates are kindly requested to pre-register in the LL.M. through internet in the website of the Pos-Graduate Studies School of the University of Alcala.  While pre-registering, candidates shall submit their curriculum vitae as well as a copy of all the documents required by the Pos-Graduate Studies School of the University of Alcala.


Selected candidates then shall proceed to register in the LL.M.  Upon completion of the registration and the payment of the academic fees, candidates will obtain the status of students of the University of Alcala.  The registration shall also be done through internet in the website of the Pos-Graduate Studies School of the University of Alcala.


Candidates must take into consideration the general entrance requirements to enrol into the LL.M. Program. 

Application Process

Candidates are kindly requested to pre-register in the LL.M. through internet in the website of the Pos-Graduate Studies School of the University of Alcala.  While pre-registering, candidates shall submit their curriculum vitae as well as a copy of all the documents required by the Pos-Graduate Studies School of the University of Alcala.


Selected candidates then shall proceed to register in the LL.M.  Upon completion of the registration and the payment of the academic fees, candidates will obtain the status of students of the University of Alcala.  The registration shall also be done through internet in the website of the Pos-Graduate Studies School of the University of Alcala.


Candidates must take into consideration the general entrance requirements to enrol into the LL.M. Program.