M.A. in Law, Specialization in Human Rights and Transitional Justice

General Information

The Law with Specialization in Human Rights and Transitional Justice program at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem offers 20-25 academic courses with top legal experts from Israel, Europe and North America, including courses on international humanitarian law, counter-terrorism law, international courts and tribunals, transitional justice, the law of the United Nations and more.

Quick Facts

Duration: 1 Year
Tuition Fee: $16,000 USD per year
Starting in: October
Location: Jerusalem, Israel


The faculty is comprised of top academics and practitioners, including past and present members of the UN Human Rights Committee as well as past and present legal advisers to governments and international organizations such as the UN and the ICRC.

The Law with Specialization in Human Rights and Transitional Justice program at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem offers an excellent study program in a world-renowned university, located in an intellectually stimulating environment. The city of Jerusalem, with its long history of conflict and diversity, and the State of Israel – a Start-Up Nation confronting difficult international law and human rights challenges, provide an immeasurably valuable context for our students.

We invite all academically and practically inclined students with strong backgrounds in human rights, conflict resolution and transitional justice to apply to the program. We hope you become a part of our growing family of leading human rights and transitional justice experts around the world!

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Admission and Requirements

  • Bachelors degree from a recognized university
  • “B” average in undergraduate studies or its equivalent. These are the minimum admission requirements. Many departments are selective and require a higher grade average.
  • Additional exams may be required, such as the GRE or GMAT.
  • Knowledge of English: All candidates are required to meet English proficiency requirements as listed in the program website. TOEFL and IELTS are recognized.

Meet our students

Orit Berhani, PhD Student

Why study with us?

Location - Jerusalem

Study in one of the most ancient cities in the world, today a colourful carpet of cultures and peoples, innovative technology and entrepreneurial spirit


A tradition of innovation at the start up nation led for nearly 10K patents, 150 new inventions per year and over 600 commercial products

Academic & Research Excellence

Hebrew University faculty and alumni have won eight Nobel Prizes, one Fields Medal and 14 Wolf Prizes, among others