Human Rights in Ireland is please to welcome this guest post from Dr Catherine O’Rourke, Transitional Justice Institute, School of Law, University of Ulster.
The Transitional Justice Institute (TJI), University of Ulster, is pleased to announce the launch its innovative new masters programme, LLM Gender, Conflict and Human Rights. The new programme builds on both the highly successful existing LLM Human Rights Law and Transitional Justice, and the TJI’s international research profile in gender and transitional justice, to offer this unique masters programme. Teaching will be delivered by established scholars in the field, including Professor Fionnuala Ni Aolain, Professor Monica McWilliams, Dr Catherine O’Rourke, and Dr Khanyisela Moyo. Students will study two core modules of Gender and Human Rights and Gender and Transition, as well as select from a range of optional modules, which include Foundations of International Human Rights Law, Foundations of Transitional Justice, International Criminal Justice, Equality Law, Critical Perspectives on Human Rights, Policing and Human Rights. In addition, students will be supervised in the completion of a dissertation.
For those interested in learning more about the programme, the TJI will be hosting a ‘taster’ day on Friday, June 22 to meet the staff and to learn more about the content of the programme. The day will include an introduction to the ideas and issues of gender, conflict and human rights that will be explored in the masters programme. The format of the day will be interactive, with participants taking part in a range of exercises, allowing potential applicants to experience the student-centred and collaborative approach to learning on the masters programme.
Potential applicants who are unable to attend the ‘taster’ content, but are interested in learning more about the programme, are welcome to join us for the drop-in information session and sandwich lunch on the same day from 1-2pm.