"Where Science meets Practice!"

The one-year (60 ECTS) postgraduate program "Human Rights" of the University of Vienna has a clear jurisprudential profile. The program will provide for insights to theoretical legal questions and also convey practical skills that are necessary for working in the field of human rights.

 

Short Facts

Academic degree
LL.M. (Master of Laws)
Duration
2 semesters (part-time)
Scope
60 ECTS
Language
English
Costs
€ 13.000,-
Start
October 2021
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Short Facts

Academic degree
MLS (Master of Legal Studies)
Duration
2 semesters (part-time)
Scope
60 ECTS
Language
English
Costs
€ 13.000,-
Start
October 2021
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 News

News

The Department of Constitutional and Administrative Law of the University of Vienna and the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Fundamental and Human Rights are organized an event to celebrate the 70 (+1) year anniversay of the European Convention on Human Rights on Thursday, May 20th 2021 from 8.00-19.30. Find a report about the event here.

Online event

If you missed the HUMAN RIGHTS TALK: "In Würde sterben? Suizidhilfe zwischen Lebensschutz und Autonomie" (in German) on April 22nd 2021 you can watch the online discussion with our scientific director, Prof. Fremuth, here.

News

Prof. Fremuth spoke about education as a human right in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic in an interview that can be read (in German) in this weeks' Falter news magazine (FALTER 09/2021 from 3.3.2021), which had a focus on the the topic of education. Find more information here.

News

Our scientific director, Michael Lysander Fremuth met with Karoline Edtstadler, Federal Minister for the EU and Constitution, to discuss the importance of human rights work as well as education and introduced the new Human Rights Master Program. This meeting highlights the multi-layered aspect of human rights and reflects our program's spirit: Where Science meets Practice! Find further information (in German) about the meeting here.

News

On February 9th 2021 Prof. Fremuth spoke on the topic of crimes against humanity on the Ö1 broadcast program "Dimensionen". You can listen to the (German) audio "Verbrechen gegen die Menschlickeit - Geschichte und Aktualität eines Tatbestands" here.

Online event

On January 12th 2021 the Austrian Ombudsman Board in cooperation with the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights hosted an exchange on the topic of human rights protection in Austria in times of COVID-19 and how to strengthen the independence of National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs). Prof. Fremuth was part of the event. You can watch his speech (in German) on human rights protection in times of COVID-19 here. The video (in German) of the complete event can be found here.

Online Event

On December 10th 2020 there was a HUMAN RIGHTS TALK on the consequences of the COVID-19 crisis on human rights. After a keynote speeach by Dunja Mijatovic, Council of Europe Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, high-level experts participated in the panel discussion and answered questions from the audience. You can watch the video here.

Applications open

Applications for the start of the master program "Human Rights" in October 2021 are now open. You can find further information regarding the application process here

Interview

We interviewed the scientific director of the new postgraduate program, Prof. Fremuth, about his academic and professional background, as well as research focus areas, and more. Read the full interview here.

5 reasons

Interested in a master program in the field of human rights? Here are 5 reasons for the new postgraduate progam "Human Rights" at the University of Vienna.

NEWS

On April 26th 2021 Prof. Fremuth attended a meeting with Swetlana Tichanowskaja organized by Amnesty International Austria where they discussed i.a. the human rights situation in Belarus. Find further information here.

Interview

You can read an interview (in German) with the scientifc director, Prof. Fremuth, on Extrajournal.net to find out more about the new master program "Human Rights" here

Social Media

Get the latest news and stories about the Human Rights program at the University of Vienna. Follow us on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HumanRightsMaster 

Online Discussion

On January 14th 2021 the Austrian League of Human Rights discussed Austria's human rights situation with a focus on the Universal Periodic Review with among others Prof. Fremuth. To watch the video (in German) click here.

Interview

Read an interview (in German) with Prof. Fremuth from December 10th, Human Rights Day, regarding the current relevance of human rights in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic here.

Interview

Watch an interview (in German) with Prof. Fremuth in the ORF television program "Hohes Haus" from December 20th 2020 on the topic of corona and fundamental rights here.

You can find our two postcards here:

"All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights."

"We just wanna have FUNdamental Rights!"