Best universities for EU-Law and/or Human Rights Law


Julian82
Which are the most prestigious and best universities for either one of these subjects in Continental Europe and UK/Ireland? Especially with a focus on academic research.
Which are the most prestigious and best universities for either one of these subjects in Continental Europe and UK/Ireland? Especially with a focus on academic research.
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Richie_85
I would say the Europa Institut at Saarland University in Germany for Continental Europe and for the UK maybe Edinburgh. But European Law studies usually means reading the right book (for example Craig and De Burca, EU Law). You can do this at any University. Therefore, for an LLM in European Law I would rather look at a nice or interesting city than a prestigious University (whatever that is...).
I would say the Europa Institut at Saarland University in Germany for Continental Europe and for the UK maybe Edinburgh. But European Law studies usually means reading the right book (for example Craig and De Burca, EU Law). You can do this at any University. Therefore, for an LLM in European Law I would rather look at a nice or interesting city than a prestigious University (whatever that is...).
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sonia84
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Which are the most prestigious and best universities for either one of these subjects in Continental Europe and UK/Ireland? Especially with a focus on academic research.


There are a few topics discussing HR already on this board. In terms of research, I would really take a look at the MSc in Human Rights and Research Methods, seems like what you're looking for =).

I know this forum is mainly about english speaking programs, but if there's a french speaking HR masters I could highly recommend: have a look at the Master Complémentaire en Droits de l'Homme at the Académie Universitaire de Louvain (http://www.fusl.ac.be/fr/251.html). Some of the faculty are excellent (in particular De Schutter, Van Drooghenbroeck, Carlier and Ost), classes take place in Brussels in the evening so you can combine it with a part- or full time job either in an NGO, think tank or research institute (no lack of organisations to work for or intern at in Brussels...). I completed the program this year and combined it with working at a law faculty - you get both your research and your HR =)
<blockquote>Which are the most prestigious and best universities for either one of these subjects in Continental Europe and UK/Ireland? Especially with a focus on academic research.</blockquote>

There are a few topics discussing HR already on this board. In terms of research, I would really take a look at the MSc in Human Rights and Research Methods, seems like what you're looking for =).

I know this forum is mainly about english speaking programs, but if there's a french speaking HR masters I could highly recommend: have a look at the Master Complémentaire en Droits de l'Homme at the Académie Universitaire de Louvain (http://www.fusl.ac.be/fr/251.html). Some of the faculty are excellent (in particular De Schutter, Van Drooghenbroeck, Carlier and Ost), classes take place in Brussels in the evening so you can combine it with a part- or full time job either in an NGO, think tank or research institute (no lack of organisations to work for or intern at in Brussels...). I completed the program this year and combined it with working at a law faculty - you get both your research and your HR =)
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Hello :)
I am looking for the best Human Rights LLM courses offered worldwide, and I got confused about these following options in Europe because they seem very interesting, but I have almost no reference about them... Can anyone help me learn more about them? Would these be better (or equal) to courses at NYU, Columbia, Harvard, American U, Essex and LSE (which, to my knowledge, are the best Human Rights LLM options worldmide)?

- European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation (EIUC / EMA) :: http://www.emahumanrights.org/

- NOHA International Association of Universities (association of seven universities) :: http://www.nohanet.org/

- University of Geneva Masters of Advanced Studies in Humanitarian Action : :
http://www.unige.ch/formcont/piah/contact.html

- Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights : :
http://www.adh-geneva.ch/teaching/master.php

- UNICRI · United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (in Italy) :: http://www.unicri.it/llm/

- Graduate Institute of International Studies Geneva · Institut Universitaire de Hautes Études Internationales (HEI) :: http://graduateinstitute.ch/

Thanks!
Hello :)
I am looking for the best Human Rights LLM courses offered worldwide, and I got confused about these following options in Europe because they seem very interesting, but I have almost no reference about them... Can anyone help me learn more about them? Would these be better (or equal) to courses at NYU, Columbia, Harvard, American U, Essex and LSE (which, to my knowledge, are the best Human Rights LLM options worldmide)?

- European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation (EIUC / EMA) :: http://www.emahumanrights.org/

- NOHA International Association of Universities (association of seven universities) :: http://www.nohanet.org/

- University of Geneva Masters of Advanced Studies in Humanitarian Action : :
http://www.unige.ch/formcont/piah/contact.html

- Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights : :
http://www.adh-geneva.ch/teaching/master.php

- UNICRI · United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (in Italy) :: http://www.unicri.it/llm/

- Graduate Institute of International Studies Geneva · Institut Universitaire de Hautes Études Internationales (HEI) :: http://graduateinstitute.ch/

Thanks!
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In response to the original post and agreeing with the first response, you should definitely look at Edinburgh. If you are interested in academic research, Edinburgh has a very respected Europa Institute and the directors of the programme are leaders in the field of European law. http://www.law.ed.ac.uk/pg/taught/llmeuropeanlaw.aspx
There is also a very active student-led European Research reading group http://www.law.ed.ac.uk/communities/mainview.aspx?ref=8 that has taken a break for the summer but has many things on the programme for the autumn semester.
Best of luck!
In response to the original post and agreeing with the first response, you should definitely look at Edinburgh. If you are interested in academic research, Edinburgh has a very respected Europa Institute and the directors of the programme are leaders in the field of European law. http://www.law.ed.ac.uk/pg/taught/llmeuropeanlaw.aspx
There is also a very active student-led European Research reading group http://www.law.ed.ac.uk/communities/mainview.aspx?ref=8 that has taken a break for the summer but has many things on the programme for the autumn semester.
Best of luck!
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sonia84
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dee2007
Hi,

Just a quick query about the LLM in Saarlandes. I have been accepted into this programme. I would have to do the LLM through english as I have no German. Does anyone have any idea if my lack of German would be a problem throughout the year, with regards to both socialising and study? I'm wondering would it be easier for me to do my LLM in an English speaking country
Hi,

Just a quick query about the LLM in Saarlandes. I have been accepted into this programme. I would have to do the LLM through english as I have no German. Does anyone have any idea if my lack of German would be a problem throughout the year, with regards to both socialising and study? I'm wondering would it be easier for me to do my LLM in an English speaking country
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sonia84
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eric.k
Hi,

Just a quick query about the LLM in Saarlandes. I have been accepted into this programme. I would have to do the LLM through english as I have no German. Does anyone have any idea if my lack of German would be a problem throughout the year, with regards to both socialising and study? I'm wondering would it be easier for me to do my LLM in an English speaking country


I am doing the program at the Europa-Institut (EI) in Saarbrücken at the moment and I'm almost done...
I can say that the lack of German is no problem at all, neither with regards to socialising nor study. As there are at the moment 35 different nations at the EI the everyday language is English. And as it is possible to do the whole program in English, you shouldn't have any problems. There are many students who just do the English classes and they are doing very well!

Hope I could help... :-)

www.europainstitut.de
<blockquote>Hi,

Just a quick query about the LLM in Saarlandes. I have been accepted into this programme. I would have to do the LLM through english as I have no German. Does anyone have any idea if my lack of German would be a problem throughout the year, with regards to both socialising and study? I'm wondering would it be easier for me to do my LLM in an English speaking country
</blockquote>

I am doing the program at the Europa-Institut (EI) in Saarbrücken at the moment and I'm almost done...
I can say that the lack of German is no problem at all, neither with regards to socialising nor study. As there are at the moment 35 different nations at the EI the everyday language is English. And as it is possible to do the whole program in English, you shouldn't have any problems. There are many students who just do the English classes and they are doing very well!

Hope I could help... :-)

www.europainstitut.de
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Pharrell
University of Oxford
Masters in International Human Rights Law
( but part - time ).
http://humanrightslaw.conted.ox.ac.uk/MStIHRL/
University of Oxford
Masters in International Human Rights Law
( but part - time ).
http://humanrightslaw.conted.ox.ac.uk/MStIHRL/
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dee2007
Hey Erik,

Thanks a mill for your reply...was probably mainly nervous about not being able to mix with the people in my course if they were speaking in german from day to day. Glad to see you really enjoyed studying there. Do you have any recommendations for accomodation?

Thanks again,

Dee
Hey Erik,

Thanks a mill for your reply...was probably mainly nervous about not being able to mix with the people in my course if they were speaking in german from day to day. Glad to see you really enjoyed studying there. Do you have any recommendations for accomodation?

Thanks again,

Dee
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eric.k
Hey Erik,

Thanks a mill for your reply...was probably mainly nervous about not being able to mix with the people in my course if they were speaking in german from day to day. Glad to see you really enjoyed studying there. Do you have any recommendations for accomodation?

Thanks again,

Dee

Hey Dee,
indeed, I really enjoyed my time there/here.

Most of the students stayed in a student hostel in Dudweilerstrasse or Sulzbachstrasse. Here's a link to informations (Mail, Web, Adress, Phone) about it on a page from the Uni:
http://www.uni-saarland.de/de/studium/betreuung/wohnen/wohnraum_aaa/privat/private_wohnheime_/

If you have any further questions, just write me an E-Mail. I've sent you my adress by PM.

Best,
E.
www.europainstitut.de
<blockquote>Hey Erik,

Thanks a mill for your reply...was probably mainly nervous about not being able to mix with the people in my course if they were speaking in german from day to day. Glad to see you really enjoyed studying there. Do you have any recommendations for accomodation?

Thanks again,

Dee</blockquote>
Hey Dee,
indeed, I really enjoyed my time there/here.

Most of the students stayed in a student hostel in Dudweilerstrasse or Sulzbachstrasse. Here's a link to informations (Mail, Web, Adress, Phone) about it on a page from the Uni:
http://www.uni-saarland.de/de/studium/betreuung/wohnen/wohnraum_aaa/privat/private_wohnheime_/

If you have any further questions, just write me an E-Mail. I've sent you my adress by PM.

Best,
E.
www.europainstitut.de
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