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University Sapienza of Rome

Master’s Programme

International Protection of Human Rights - Departement of Political Sciences 

Director Prof. Sergio Marchisio

The II Level Master's Program in "International Protection of Human Rights" is promoted and organized by the Department of Political Sciences of the University Sapienza of Rome  under the direction of Professor Sergio Marchisio. It is addressed to graduated in Political Sciences, Law, Economics; Philosophy, Sociology, Human Sciences, Oriental Studies (See announcement par. 4).

It's main purpose is to train and support future professional figures in the human rights field. It focuses on human rights law from several viewpoints, including historical and philosophical perspectives. The main aspects dealt with are the universal and regional systems of protection of human rights, the rules of procedure and implementation of the international conventions, the case-law of international courts, humanitarian law, human rights and sustainable development, women and children's rights.

The programme is designed to introduce students from various backgrounds and with different professional interests to the general legal principles of human rights. Participants will also follow a three-month internship  to complete their individual plan with an experience in the field. The organizations offering internships vary from year to year. In the past, they have included UNICRI, UNHCR, Commissione nazionale per il diritto d'asilo, CIR, Caritas Roma, Archivio Disarmo, ISGNI-CNR, Unione Forense per la tutela dei diritti umani, Associazione Antigone and other organizations.

Key Facts


1 year

Admission Exam

18 January 2018 - h. 11 a.m. - Political Sciences Department


February 2018 - October 2018 (residential lessons)


 During the lessons time

Time Commitment

8 hours per week for classes. The stage is on a full time basis.


II Level Master of Studies in International Human Rights Law (MSt)


€ 2.400,00 (total fees)


Deadline 15 January 2018

Link to the 2018 Announcement