Thomas University School of Law in Miami, Florida offers a
15-course, one-year LL.M. degree in Intercultural Human Rights
featuring top scholars from around the world.
Now in its fifteenth year, the program offers in-depth
instruction in doctrinal and skills courses on the critical issue of
our time: the protection of human dignity across political,
religious, social, economic and cultural lines.
The faculty of global distinction includes top-level United Nations
experts, outstanding scholars, judges and practitioners in the
field---Professor Guy S. Goodwin-Gill (Oxford),
Professor Francesco Francioni (European University
Institute, Florence), and Professor Fausto Pocar
(International Criminal Court for the former Yugoslavia), to mention
but a few.
The program consists of 15 mostly one-week intensive courses
designed to offer the highest quality of education in international
law, human rights law, humanitarian law, universal and regional
systems of human rights protection, and human rights lawyering.
program celebrates diversity and dialogue among cultures. It has
graduated 327 students from 77 countries
since its inception in 2001. We are proud of our alumni who are
contributing to an order of human dignity in human rights
institutions, in NGOs, courts of law, law schools and colleges.
The LL.M. degree is earned in one year, upon completion of 24
academic credits. The program's setting in Miami, Florida - the
Sunshine State, also offers breathtaking natural beauty and an
exciting intercultural environment.
Honors graduates are eligible to apply to the J.S.D. (Doctor of the
Science of Laws) program and write an original thesis in the field
of international law or human rights.
Introduction to Human Rights Law (Prof. Siegfried Wiessner)
International Law (Prof. Roza Pati)
Ethical Moorings: Philosophical and Religious Foundations (Prof.
Human Rights Lawyering (Prof. Josť Miguel Vivanco)
The Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (Prof. Eckart Klein)
Justiciability of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (Prof.
The Protection of Refugees (Prof. Guy Goodwin-Gill)
International Economic Law and Human Rights (Prof. Stephen Powell)
Human Rights and Religion (Prof. Gordon Butler et al.)
International Criminal Law (Prof. Fausto Pocar)
The Regional Systems of Human Rights Protection:
I The European System (Prof. Federico Lenzerini)
II The African System (Prof. Tiyanjana Maluwa)
III The Inter-American System (Prof. Viviana Krsticevic)
Human Rights and the Environment (Prof. Alfred Light)
Human Rights and Terrorism (Prof. Roza Pati)
Women's Rights and Rights of the Child (Prof. Nora Demleitner)
Humanitarian Law (Prof. Toni Pfanner)
Prof. Dr. Roza Pati
St. Thomas University School of Law
16401 N.W. 37 Ave.
Miami Gardens, Florida 33054
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