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LL.M. Program in Human Rights and International Law

Law Faculty, Hebrew University of Jerusalem


  • The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Law Faculty (HUL) has launched in 2011 a new LL.M. Program in English, focusing on Human Rights and International Law.
  • The Program offers a rich and advanced course of study in human rights and international law, fields that constitute an important part of the HUL's long-standing reputation of academic excellence, and in which the HUL is a hub of international activity.
  • The Program is offered at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, one of the world's leading academic institutions, which is situated in Jerusalem. The University and the city provide a stimulating academic environment and a unique backdrop to the study of human rights and international law.
  • Interested students may apply to join the program in the second semester of the 2012-2013 academic year (and could finish, in that case, their studies at the end of the first semester of the 2013-2014 academic year). Applications for second semester enrollment must be submitted by February 16th, 2012.
  • The Program is run in cooperation with the Rothberg International School of the Hebrew University, and with the Minerva Center for Human Rights of the Law Faculty.
  • Minimal length of Program - One year
  • Teaching language - English
  • The Program is open to law school graduates holding an LL.B. or J.D. degree with a good command of English. Candidates for the Program will be selected on the basis of law school grades, letters of recommendation and past academic work.
  • Candidates who did not previously study at an educational institution where the language of instruction is English must submit official TOEFL scores or IELTS. The minimum TOEFL score required is 600 on the paper-based test, 250 on the computer-based test or 89 on the Internet-based test. The minimum IELTS score is 7.
  • Tuition: $16,000. Tuition fees include medical insurance and certain extra-curricular activities. All candidates for the Program year are eligible to apply for partial tuition waivers (up to 35% of the tuition rate) on a personal and academic basis.
  • Registration: for students joining in the second semester, through February 16, 2013; for students joining in the first semester of the next academic year, through June 1, 2013.
  • Contact - Mrs. Iris Avivi, irisa@savion.huji.ac.il


 2012-2013 Program of Studies (32 academic credits):

Core courses (4 out of 5):

  • International Human Rights Law: Core Principles - Prof. Yuval Shany
  • Terrorism, Counter-Terrorism and Human Rights - Prof. David Kretzmer
  • International Humanitarian Law: Contemporary Challenges, Contemporary Conflicts -Dr. Rotem Giladi
  • The Law of the United Nations - Dr. Daphna Shraga
  • Human Dignity in Comparative Perspective - Dr. Doron Shultziner

Workshops (2 out of 3):

  • International Law - Prof. Moshe Hirsch and Dr Shay Dothan
  • Public Law and Human Rights - Prof. Yoav Dotan and Ms. Tamar Harel Ben Shahar
  • Law and Philosophy - Prof. Alon Harel and Prof. David Enoch


  • State, Religion and Multi-Culturalism - Prof. Michael Karayanni
  • Legal Aspects of the Middle-East Conflict - Prof. Robbie Sabel
  • International Courts and Tribunals - Dr. Shay Dothan

Elective Courses:

  • Use of Force in International Law - Prof. Oren Gross
  • Transitional Justice Engendered - Ms. Hayley Galgut
  • Transitional Justice And Co-existence In Post-apartheid South Africa - Ms. Hayley Galgut
  • International and Comparative Disability Law - Prof. Arlene Kanter
  • International Arbitration - Dr. Saar Pauker
  • Immigration Law - Mr. Avinoam Cohen
  • International Trade and Developing Countries - Prof. Moshe Hirsch
  • EU Law - Dr. Guy Harpaz
  • International Criminal Law - Mr. Gilad Noam
  • Transitional Justice: International and Comparative Perspectives - Prof. Ruti Teitel
  • Transitional Justice: Theoretical Perspectives - Prof. Ruti Teitel
  • Politics of Reconciliation: Global& Local Perspectives - Dr. Bashir Bashir
  • International Business Transactions - Prof. Oren Gross
  • Critical Approaches to International Law - Prof. Oliver Diggleman
  • International Investment Arbitration - Prof. Christoph Schreuer


Background courses:

  • Introduction to Israeli Law - Ms. Sharon Shakargy
  • A choice of one of the political science/international relations courses offered at the Rothberg International School


LL.M. Thesis

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