International Law and Human Rights

Study Plan

The Master of Arts Degree in International Law and Human Rights (ILHR) offers students an in-depth review of the procedures and practice of international human rights bodies, at the global and UN level as well as at the regional level. Students will gain an understanding of the various judicial and non-judicial bodies that are at the frontline of questions of interpretation, the development of international human rights standards, and enforcement. In addition, students receive training in hands on skills in the realm of reporting, monitoring and evaluation of human rights. Finally, as the globalization of business and investment is increasing in force and speed, with important human rights implications, this specialization explores the interaction between economics and rights, asking critical questions about this process and potential solutions.


sello sinaesThis programme has been accredited by the National System of Higher Education Accreditation (SINAES for its name in Spanish) since 2016.Although accreditation is optional in Costa Rica, the University has made great efforts to ensure the quality of its programmes, submitting them for accreditation since joining SINAES in 2014.