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International Human Rights Program in Geneva

Have you considered travelling to Europe?

As part of Murdoch School of Law’s global reach, you are given the opportunity to undertake our Human Rights Law program in Geneva, Switzerland. Synonymous with many of the world’s leading international organisations such as the United Nations, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, the Red Cross/Red Crescent, the International Labour Organisation, the International Commission of Jurists and the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, it is often regarded as the world’s Human Rights capital and a perfect student exchange location to further your Human Rights Law knowledge.

The program offers up to three units directly relevant to Human Rights in the 21st century. Run by experts in the field, students are exposed to Australia’s obligations, international obligations and organisations associated with Human Rights, and the complexities surrounding it. For students interested in pursuing a career in the international legal and diplomatic sectors, the program location provides solid exposure to networking and opportunities available in Geneva.

International Human Rights Law Program

The program is run intensively throughout the winter semester break and into the second semester. The face to face teaching component and exams of the program will be run for three weeks in the winter break at the Centre International Réformé John Knox, Geneva. Other components may be due during semester two and will be advised by the unit coordinator prior to commencement of the program.

The 2020 program will run from Sunday 28th June 2020 - Thursday 16th July 2020

Applicants will only be considered if they have fulfilled pre-requisites and submitted all relevant forms along with their applications. Due to the limited number of spots available in the program, applications will be reviewed in order of receipt.

Application & Waiver form

  • Application  & Waiver Form for the International Human Rights Program in Law - Geneva click here (DOC 52KB)
  • Payment of the $300 application and registration fee is due when submitting your application and can be made at this link:

Deadline for application is December 13th 2019. Available spaces are limited to 35.

Please submit a copy of your deposit, your application & waiver form to Shirley Jones on as soon as possible.

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