Justice & Human Rights
Analyze the legal aspects and political context behind major modern conflicts and human rights violations in Europe, enhancing your knowledge of international law and human rights.
IS THIS PROGRAM FOR YOU?
- Build analytical skills focused around legal thinking, and acquire tools to understand how legal methods can be applied in examples using Danish and international case studies
- Engage with experts in the field and discuss international conflicts, bringing professional perspectives to the classroom
- Travel with your classmates and DIS faculty on course-integrated Study Tours where you come face-to-face with current political tensions and issues of national identity
It’s a good fit if you study:
Humanitarian Law and Armed Conflict
Fall/Spring, 3 Credits
- Human Rights
- International Relations
- Legal Studies
- Political Science
This course is an examination of the laws of armed conflict and human rights laws and how they apply to contemporary cases. The course finds inspiration in current events, and enables you to analyze issues such as the war against ISIS, the use of drones, and cyberattacks in a legal context. You gain a thorough understanding of the legal aspects that regulate modern conflicts and understand how they interact with the political environment.
Week-Long Study Tour: Bosnia or Kosovo
Core Course Week: Study tour to Western Denmark + a two-day seminar in Copenhagen
Prerequisites: One course in international relations or human rights at university level.
SCHOLARSHIP FUNDS AVAILABLE!
Justice & Human Rights students are invited to apply for the Jacob Buksti Memorial Scholarship. This merit-based award honors a beloved former DIS faculty member, Jacob Buksti, who passed away in 2016. Jacob built a strong legacy in modern Danish politics and made a deep impact on the hundreds of DIS students he taught from 2003 to 2016. Find more information here
Special Note for Auggies:
DIS applications are processed on a rolling basis, and they often reach capacity before published deadlines. In addition, some core courses fill up faster than others. So in order to have a strong application and the best chance of being offered a place on their program, and taking the core course you want, we suggest the following:
1. Apply early!
2. Submit a high quality application with an outstanding personal essay that addresses all of the points requested
3. Make sure you meet the eligibility requirements below, especially the 3.0 GPA
- Good academic and disciplinary standing at a four-year college or university in the United States or Canada, with at least three semesters completed at time of application
- Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
- Prerequisites for the core course(s) to which you are applying
- Academically compelling reason why DIS is a good fit for you
- Independence, self-reliance, and maturity necessary to obtain the benefits of studying abroad
- Enthusiasm for cultural engagement
- Willingness and ability to embrace the challenges of studying abroad
The Upper Midwest Rebild Scholarship Corporation offers $1,000-$3,000 scholarships for students studying abroad in Denmark!
Spring semester applications are Due by November 1.
Application and details available at www.umrsc.org