The Master`s specialization «International Protection of Human Rights» is the only and unique programme in Russia in training highly qualified specialists for Human Rights.
The Master’s programme was established in 2009 with support of the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and the Russian Foreign Ministry. This programme is implemented on the basis of a consortium of universities, which is chaired by Peoples` Friendship University.
As part of the programme the Interuniversity Resource Center for Human Rights was established. The Resource Center is a place of giving classes for the students enrolled in this program, as well as a working space and a library, which represents a unique collection of literature in various languages, covering all fields of human rights.
As part of the research work the students have the opportunity to take part in scientific and international events and publish their works.
During the course Master students have the opportunity to attend lectures of highly qualified lecturers of the department, invited foreign lecturers, participate in master classes of international law experts of our country.
Students have the opportunity to learn several foreign languages. Not only graduates of Russian universities can take training course but also graduates from CIS and other foreign countries.
Graduates’ expertise and career opportunities
Graduates can apply their knowledge and skills in the framework of their professional activities in international organizations, embassies, consulates, public service (the Russian Foreign Ministry, the Ministry of Education of Russia, the Ministry of Justice of Russia), as well as practitioners, engaged in lodging complaints with the European Court of Human Rights and other international courts.