Master’s Degree in International Human Rights Law, Abo Akademi University, Finland

Posted on 17 February 2009. Filed under: Announcements, Education and Training Opportunities, Human Rights, Opportunities | Tags: , , , , , , , |

The Institute for Human Rights and the Department of Law at Abo
Akademi University offer a two-year Master’s Degree Programme in
International Human Rights Law
. The application deadline for the 2009-2011 program is: 27 February 2009 at 4 pm (CET+1). Both the application and all supporting documents must be submitted by this time. Applications arriving past the deadline will not be considered.

The 120-credit program is taught in English. The a official website for the master’s program does not clarify whether offers content specific to the human rights issues of disabled people in developing countries. However, their provided information on the structure of the program indicates that students must take 15 to 35 credits in optional courses in order to achieve the total 120 credits required for the program. Students interested in disability rights in developing countries may wish to communicate directly with the program at to explore options for incorporating an emphasis on disability rights into the standard program.

Admission to the program is very competitive: only 15 students will be accepted to the 2009-2011 program. This means that not all students who meet the eligibility requirements will be able to enter the program. Students must have a law degree or other bachelor’s degree with at least 45 credits in law or relevant subjects.

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The opportunity that your institution provide is appreciable and attractive. I wish students from less develpoed world will benefit out of it.

I am Bokuba Dora Sasse from Cameroon interested in this programme particularly the programme concerning disability related issues. This is because as a disabled person, I have always been the voice of this category of persons and will love to continue in like manner particularly in developing countries.

I will appreciate very much if you will give me an opportunity to study in your university so as to improve on the socio economic situation of disabled persons around me.

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