Master of Laws
This master focuses on the legal framework that governs international relations in an increasingly complex global society. You will gain a thorough understanding of the fundamental doctrines of public international law, studying different perspectives from theory and practice. We will also challenge you to develop your own views on the role and functioning of law in international society.
In this programme you will discuss questions as: Who is entitled to intervene in situations of mass violations of human rights? Which means are allowed to combat international terrorism? Can the international community develop governance mechanisms, including law, to deal with problems such as global climate change? You will also learn how to draft international legal instruments; how to interpret and apply them to address international challenges.
You will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to pursue a career within:
Eric de Brabandere
The global challenges that we face today and will face in the future ask for lawyers that have a solid understanding of public international law in all its aspects and diversity.
ILS - Global law: legal reasoning in International, EU and National law
International Students – International Law in Context: Historical, Sociological and Theoretical Perspectives
Public International Law
International Dispute Settlement
International Criminal Law
Master’s Thesis part 1
Contemporary Issues - Privatissimum
The Law & Practice of International Organizations – Practicum (10 EC)
Human Rights, Humanitarian Law and Terrorism
Master’s Thesis part 2
Master of Laws
Leiden / The Hague