IHL Master Specialization at Leiden Law School
Since September 2012, the Leiden Law School LL.M. programme in Public International Law offers a specialized track in International Humanitarian Law. The track enables students to specialize in international humanitarian law by taking the following courses:
- One general course on Human Rights, Humanitarian Law and Terrorism (which is compulsory for all Master students in Public International Law);
- One practicum involving issues of humanitarian law in the context of the Forum’s IHL Clinic, an official competition or moot court, currently the Kalshoven IHL Competition and the ICC Moot Court Competition (all three for a limited number of selected students), or the course Practicing International Law (default course with IHL concentration);
- One privatissimum on Contemporary Issues of International Humanitarian Law.
Furthermore, the track requires students to write their Master thesis on an issue of international humanitarian law or international criminal law.