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2010-2011 Academic Catalog 
2010-2011 Academic Catalog [Published Catalog]

International Human Rights Law (Graduate Diploma)

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The Graduate Diploma in International Human Rights Law is intended for graduate students seeking to update their knowledge in human rights law and to acquire the intellectual tools to advance academically and professionally. The Graduate Diploma in Human Rights Law offers the possibility to explore in depth a range of topics in human rights and humanitarian law. With a flexible curriculum, students may shape their schedules to focus on the topics of their interest. The Fulfillment of the requirements of the Graduate Diploma, normally calls for one year of study.


The applicant for admission to the graduate diploma should have an acceptable bachelor’s degree in law, political science or a closely related social science (preferably with a minor in political science or legal studies), and an overall grade of gayyid giddan or a grade point average of 3.0. Applicants with deficiencies in their preparation may be required to take appropriate courses at the undergraduate level. Admitted degree candidates should normally start their course sequence in the fall semester. If students are enrolled in the AUC English Language Institute (ELI), they cannot begin study in the Law Department until any ELI coursework is completed.


The Graduate Diploma requires 18 credit hours.

There are four required courses:


The remaining two courses are electives. The Law Department’s approval is required for electives offered by other departments.

Degree Time Framework

Fulfilling the Graduate Diploma in International Human Rights Law normally calls for one year of study.

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