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Humanities & Law

International Law and Human Rights

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Program facts

  • Tuition fees per year -
  • Total tuition fees -
  • Program type Master's
  • Language taught in English
  • Start date August

Program Overview

What the University for Peace says about their program:
"The Master of Arts Degree in International Law and Human Rights Degree offers students an in-depth review of the procedures and practice of international human rights bodies, at the global and UN level as well as at the regional level. Students will gain an understanding of the various judicial and non-judicial bodies that are at the frontline of questions of interpretation, the development of international human rights standards, and enforcement. In addition, students receive training in hands on skills in the realm of reporting, monitoring and evaluation of human rights. Finally, as the globalization of business and investment is increasing in force and speed, with important human rights implications, this specialization explores the interaction between economics and rights, asking critical questions about this process and potential solutions."

Program Structure

  • Academic Course Calendar and Professors

    Code Courses Type Professor Credits Weeks Dates Hours Classroom

    DIL-6100

    Public International Law (3 credits)

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    Mandatory

    Mihir Kanade(India)

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    Juan Carlos Sainz-Borgo(Venezuela)

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    Mariateresa Garrido Villareal(Venezuela)

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    3

    3 weeks

    18-Sep-2019 08-Oct-2019

    8:45am-11:45am

    Classroom #3

    DIL-6101

    International Human Rights Law (2…

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    Mandatory

    Mihir Kanade(India)

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    2

    2 weeks

    30-Oct-2019 12-Nov-2019

    1:15pm.-4:15pm.

    Council Room

    DIL-6105

    Universal System for Protection of…

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    Mandatory

    Mariateresa Garrido Villareal(Venezuela)

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    1

    1 weeks

    13-Nov-2019 19-Nov-2019

    8:45am-11:45am

    Council Room

    DIL-6103

    Protection of Refugees (1 credit)

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    Mandatory

    Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees(Costa Rica)

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    1

    1 week

    15-Apr-2020 21-Apr-2020

    1:15pm.-4:15pm.

    Classroom #3

    DIL-6084

    International Labour Law

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    Mandatory

    ILO Team -(Costa Rica)

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    1

    1 week

    22-Apr-2020 28-Apr-2020

    1:15pm.-4:15pm.

    Classroom #3

    DIL-6106

    Indigenous Peoples' Rights (1 credit)

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    Mandatory

    Mihir Kanade(India)

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    1

    1 week

    29-Apr-2020 05-May-2020

    1:15pm.-4:15pm.

    Classroom #3

    DIL-6121

    Counter-terrorism and Human Rights

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    Mandatory

    Visiting Professor()

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    2

    2 weeks

    02-Mar-2020 13-Mar-2020

    8:45am-11:45am

    Classroom #3

    DIL-6043

    Globalization and Human Rights

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    Mandatory

    Mihir Kanade(India)

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    3

    3 weeks

    16-Mar-2020 03-Apr-2020

    8:45am-11:45am

    Classroom #4

    UPM 6001

    UPEACE Foundation Course

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    Mandatory

    UPEACE Resident Faculty()

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    Amr Abdalla(Egypt)

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    3

    3 weeks

    26-Aug-2019 13-Sep-2019

    8:45am-11:45am

    Council Room

    UPM-6003

    The United Nations System and…

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    Mandatory

    UPEACE Resident Faculty()

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    1

    3 days

    26-Feb-2020 28-Feb-2020

    8:45am-4:15pm.

    Council Room

    DIL-6112

    Technology and Human Rights

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    Mandatory

    Mariateresa Garrido Villareal(Venezuela)

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    3

    3 weeks

    18-May-2020 05-Jun-2020

    1:15pm.-4:15pm.

    Classroom #5

    UPM 6003

    The United Nations System and…

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    Mandatory

    Fernando Blasco(Argentina)

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    2

    2 weeks

    14-Oct-2019 25-Oct-2019

    8:45am-11:45am

    Council Room

    DIL-6123

    International Law Related to Armed…

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    Mandatory

    Mihir Kanade(India)

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    Juan Carlos Sainz-Borgo(Venezuela)

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    1

    1 weeks

    25-Nov-2019 29-Nov-2019

    8:45am-11:45am

    Classroom #3

    DIL-6124

    International Law Related to Armed…

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    Mandatory

    Nobuo Hayashi(Japan)

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    2

    2 weeks

    02-Dec-2019 13-Dec-2019

    8:45am-11:45am

    Classroom #3

    DIL-6102

    Regional Mechanisms for Human Rights…

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    Mandatory

    Frans Jacobus Viljoen(South Africa)

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    María Pía Carazo Ortiz (Costa Rica)

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    Julie Diane Recinos(USA)

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    Jorge Francisco Calderón Gamboa(Mexico)

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    3

    3 weeks

    13-Jan-2020 31-Jan-2020

    1:15pm.-4:15pm.

    Classroom #4

    DIL-6080

    Human Rights Reporting, Monitoring, and…

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    Mandatory

    Jan Arno Hessbruegge(Germany)

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    3

    3 weeks (with five double sessions)

    03-Feb-2020 21-Feb-2020

    8:45am-11:45am

    Classroom #1

    DIL-6111

    The Kurds between Past and…

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    Optional

    Mohammed Ihsan(Iraq)

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    2

    2 weeks

    13-Jan-2020 24-Jan-2020

    1:15pm.-4:15pm.

    Classroom #2

    UPE 6064

    Working in Conflict and Post-Conflict…

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    Optional

    UPEACE Resident Faculty()

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    2

    2 weeks

    11-May-2020 15-May-2020

    8:45am-4:15pm.

    Council Room

Admissions requirements

The following documentation is required to complete your application process for the UPEACE on-campus M.A. programs.

TOEFL 90 / IELTS 7.0

If students can submit proof of a minimum of 3 year of studies in English instruction they will be exempt of submitting their English proficiency.

Required supporting documents to be uploaded:

  • English Proficiency Test Scores Report (TOEFL, IELTS)
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Official undergraduate (bachelor's degree) transcripts and degree certificate
  • Curriculum vitae or resume
  • U PEACE acknowledgment of financial responsibility
  • Copy of passport (front page with photo only)
  • Passport-size photo

Fall (August) Semester - April 15 for students who need a visa.

For students who do not need an entry visa to enter Costa Rica can submit their application up to one day before the start of program.

Fees and funding

UPEACE is a not-for-profit institution and has limited funds for financial assistance. Therefore they strive for balance, diverse class composition, and merit in distributing financial assistance among admitted students.

The prospective applicant has to be admitted to UPEACE in order to receive any possibility of financial assistance from the University.

Postgraduate Tuition - $19,500 per program (1 year programs)

No scholarships for international students.

30% or 50% Tuition Waiver (Merit Based) - Available to master's applicants. These waivers are offered in limited number and will be awarded by merit, not financial condition.

Signatory Countries: Argentina, Bangladesh, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Cambodia, Cameroon, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Cyprus, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, India, Italy, Liberia, Mexico, Monaco, Montenegro, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Panama, Peru, Philippines, South Korea, Russia, Senegal, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Sri Lanka, St. Lucia, Suriname, Togo, Turkey, Uruguay, Venezuela.

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Visa requirements for University for Peace

Many international students will require a visa to study in Costa Rica, and this is a vital step of your study abroad journey. Make sure you understand the requirements you may need to meet before applying.