Published on 11/6/2019

MA in Human Rights for the upcoming academic year 2020-2021

The Doha Institute for Graduate Studies (DI) announced the launch of MA in Human Rights for the upcoming academic year 2020-2021 as one of the leading and unique programs in the Arab and Gulf region.

The program aims to establish Arab knowledge that contributes to enriching the local and international discussions on rights, international law, Arab constitutions and Arab human rights. In its design, the program adopts a multidisciplinary approach that combines law, critical legal theory, and social sciences in order to establish a deeper and more comprehensive foundation of knowledge and practice in this field. Courses include subjects including public international law, human rights, Sharia, human rights in the Arab world between theory and practice, and comparative constitutional law and other subjects.

This program is consistent with its outputs through a package of programs developed by the Institute since its establishment, such as the Center for Conflict and Humanitarian Studies and, Critical Security Studies, Political and International Relations.

The program - the need for which arose in light of the increasing importance of the discourse of rights in the Arab world in recent decades - seeks to combine training  students on technical knowledge of the human rights system and its mechanisms, by helping them to develop their intellectual capabilities so that they can deal with this system in a critical and manner , which qualifies them to work in international and local, governmental or non-governmental institutions.

DI aims through its launch of MA in Human Rights to build national expertise in the field and endeavor to provide human rights competencies in a country that pays great attention to the subject through its embrace of international institutions in the human rights field.