What are the rights of the child when it comes to forced marriages or protection against violence or exploitation? Which rights do refugee children have in their host communities? And how can children’s rights be legally enforced in various countries across the globe?
What does this master’s programme entail?
Advanced Studies in International Children’s Rights provides in-depth specialisation and teaches you to respond to the increasing international, regional and national legal developments in relation to children. During the programme, you will address highly topical and global issues related to children and their human rights. You will also take a theoretical, legal and practical approach to exploring various fields, including:
child and family
During this programme, you will learn to:
look at international children’s rights from a comparative perspective
explore the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, as well as major regional legal instruments concerning the rights and status of children
assess the impact of international children’s rights on domestic jurisdiction
address the most significant challenges with regard to children’s rights implementation
analyse the complex roles of the different actors (children, parents, state and non-state actors), and their interrelation in various legal contexts
critically reflect on the potential and limitations of international and regional standards for the legal protection of children
Only one in the world: The programme prides itself as being the only programme in the world offering a legal degree (LL.M.) on international children’s rights.
Excellent reputation: The Department of Child Law at Leiden Law School enjoys a strong international reputation for its high-quality education and research.
Expert instructors: The academic staff members are renowned legal experts in children’s rights. You will also interact with prominent guest lecturers from international organisations, including the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child.
Is International Children’s Rights the right programme for you?
Are you interested in learning how to promote and protect the rights of children around the world? This programme will provide the specialist knowledge and professional skills you need to effectively protect the rights of children worldwide.
To be a good fit for this programme, one of the following should apply:
you are a legal professional
you have a full law degree (offering access to legal practice) or
you have a degree at an equivalent level in another discipline, with a sufficient background in or understanding of law