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SIM offers human rights courses at the Bachelor level within the Law School and at Utrecht University College. In addition, SIM offers a human rights specialization within the LL.M. Public International Law; participates in the Utrecht MA Conflict Studies and Human Rights; and the prestigious European MA Human Rights and Democratisation in Venice.

Human Rights Specialization in the LLM Public International Law
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Within the LLM programme on Public International Law, SIM offers a very popular specialization on human rights. In two key courses (on human rights institutions and principles and on substantive human rights) and a wide range of thematic capita selecta courses, this track enables you to acquire both the broad overview and skills of a generalist and the in-depth knowledge of a specialist.
More information: Public International Law

MA Conflict Studies and Human Rights
MA Conflict Studies

The award-winning multidisciplinary Master's programme Conflict Studies and Human Rights focuses on both the dynamics of violent conflict, the problems associated with international military and humanitarian interventions and the nexus with human rights.
More information: Conflict Studies and Human Rights.

E.MA Human Rights and Democratisation 
E.MA Human Rights and Democratisation

The unique European Master's Programme Human Rights and Democratisation, in which SIM participates, is a one-year advanced multidisciplinary Master's focused on human rights and democracy. The programme includes one semester in Venice and one semester at one of the many participating universities, including Utrecht.
More information: E.MA: EIUC's main teaching programme

SIM Summer School on Human Rights
SIM Summer School

SIM offers summer courses annually, always including at least one which offers an introduction on the major features of human rights law. The courses can be combined in tracks with one of the other summer schools of Utrecht University, the largest in Europe. More information: Summer School International Human Rights Law

Human Rights Courses for Exchange Students
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Utrecht University offers a wide range of English-language courses at the Bachelor level, including a number specifically related to human rights and transitional justice. For a full overview, see Information for exchange students School of Law, where you will find the 'List of Bachelor's courses' under Available Courses.