Human Rights and Humanitarian Action - Semesters 2 and 4

Master in Human Rights and Humanitarian Action - Programme 2017-2018: Semester 2 and 4

Sciences Po Common Core Curriculum (Semester 2 only: Please select 1 course - 24 hours)
Courses Hours / semester ECTS Instructors
Formation commune 24 4  

Students must take one course from "Formation commune de Sciences Po" in Semester 1 and one in Semester 2

Skills (Semester 2 only: Please select 1 course - 24 hours each)
Courses Hours / semester ECTS Instructors
Skills 24 4  

Students must take one skills course, either in Semester 1 or in Semester 2. Students may choose the language of instruction. Please note that students may obtain a waiver for the skills course upon presentation of the appropriate justifications (transcripts, syllabi and letter of motivation) before course registration to their academic advisor who makes the final decision. As a consequence, students will attempt 4 fewer credits overall during their program. The academic advisor’s decision depends on the number of courses taken in the past and the grades and credits granted for these courses.
Students who have been granted a waiver for the Skills course must take and validate an additional course in the “Special features” curriculum in order to attempt and get 4 additional credits. Students have to make sure, as well, that they attain the minimum of 30 ECTS (validated) per semester

Core curriculum (Please select 3 courses in different categories - 72 hours)*
TypeCoursesHours / semesterECTSInstructors
Human Rights and International Law
1st year students: one course required
2nd year students: students may take 1 course
KINT4175 - International Public Law (Lecture) 24 4 Rosemary Ann BYRNE
OADH2055 - The International Criminal Court and Human Rights (Lecture) 24 4 William SCHABAS
KINT4650 - Law of Armed Conflict 24 4 Svetlana ZASOVA, Sara AMINI
OADH4080 - Fundamentals of International Criminal Law 24 4 Annyssa BELLAL
KINT7600 - Responsability of International Organisations: Law and Global Governance 24 4 Pierre BODEAU-LIVINEC
KINT4810 - Droits des conflits armés 24 4 Olivier BARRAT
KINT4945 - International Law and the Use of Force 24 4 Olivier CORTEN
OADH3090 - La protection internationale : réfugiés, apatrides et déplacés 24 4 Caroline LALY-CHEVALIER, Julian FERNANDEZ, Jacques Dia GONDO
OADH2090 - Le droit international des secours humanitaires entre le droit de la guerre et la lutte contre le terrorisme 24 4 Françoise BOUCHET SAULNIER
OADH4070 - Capstone Course on Counter-Terrorism and International Crimes (background in law required) *** *For 1st year students already registered during Fall semester and offered to 2nd year students) 24 4 Sharon WEILL
KINT5045 - International Law and Security 24 4 Robin GEISS
KINT5035 - Law of International Organizations 24 4 Gerd DROESSE
New Course Coming Soon to Be Confirmed 24 4
New Course Coming Soon to Be Confirmed 24 4
Perspectives in Human Rights and Humanitarian Action
1st year students: one course required
2nd year students: students may take 1 course
OADH4050 - Human Rights in International Politics (Lecture) 24 4 Anthony DWORKIN
KINT4645 - War and the International Order 24 4 Jean Baptiste JEANGENE VILMER
OADH3035 - Human Rights, Freedom of Movement, Migration and Asylum in a Security Context 24 4 TBC
OCAF2110 - The Politics and Practice of Child Rights in Africa – Rhetoric and Reality 24 4 Ian HOPWOOD
OCSA2050 - Democracy in India - How Far? 24 4 Christophe JAFFRELOT
OMCO2025 - Mapping Controversies:counting the dead *** 24 4 Thomas TARI
OADH4090 - Crimes in International Law: from State Responsibility to Individual Criminal Responsibility 24 4 Hirad ABTAHI
KINT5025 - Security in a Nuclear-Armed World 24 4 Benoit PELOPIDAS
KINT5000 - Humanitarian Diplomacy and Negociation 24 4 Alain LEMPEREUR
KINT7700 - Understanding and Responding to Violent Extremism 24 4 Shahrbanou TADJBAKHSH
Practices in Human Rights and Humanitarian Action
1st year students: one course required
2nd year students: students may take 1 course
OADH3080 - Documenting, Reporting and Campaigning on Human Rights 24 4 Salvatore SAGUES, Gaëtan MOOTOO
OADH2080 - Humanitarian Negotiations 24 4 Xavier CROMBÉ
KINT3325 - Ethno-Political Conflict and International Law 24 4 Théodore CHRISTAKIS
KDEC9635 - Clinique HEDG (Human Rights, Economic Development and Globalization) * only for students who were registered in this course during Fall semester 24 4 Manon AUBRY
OADH4035 - Interventions pédagogiques en santé auprès des populations très précarisées: rôle, fonctions et évaluation des pratiques artistiques 24 4 Stéphane TESSIER
OADH2085 - L'exclusion sociale en milieu urbain: villes du Nord et villes du Sud 24 4 Delphine LAISNEY, Xavier EMMANUELLI
KINT3330 - Justice pénale internationale 24 4 Isabelle FOUCHARD
KINT4585 - Génocides et violences extrêmes 24 4 Jacques SEMELIN
KINT4765 - Global Hunger (Lecture) 24 4 Olivier DE SCHUTTER
OADH3095 - Project Management and Evaluation 24 4 Ondine RIPKA, Marianne VIOT
OADH4000 - Advocacy: Philosophy and Practice (Lecture)*** 24 4 Lex PAULSON
OBGP2040 - Designing Relief Projects in Conflict and Disaster Settings *** 24 4 TBC
New Course Coming Soon to Be Confirmed 24 4
Advanced Seminars (offered to 2nd year students only)
2nd year students: one course required
OADH4060 - Case Studies on Human Rights Protection :Through the Looking Glass of the UN Security Council 24 6 Bruno STAGNO UGARTE
KINT4620 - Victims' Rights, International Criminal Law and Proceedings 24 6 Jeanne SULZER
KINT4335 - Communication Workshop in Development, Post-conflict & Humanitarian Environment 24 6 Anne-Valérie TRIBOULOT
KINT4320 - Micro Finance: 40 years later, where do we stand ? 24 6 Emmanuelle JAVOY, Joséphine GONZALEZ, Pauline ANGOSO, Stephens BLANE
KINT4775 - La Stratégie dans ses champs d'action (cours magistral) 24 6 Vincent DESPORTES
New Course Coming Soon to Be Confirmed 24 6
New Course Coming Soon to Be Confirmed 24 6

***First year students must take one course in each one of the three first categories.
Second year students must take one advanced seminar (last category) and two additional courses.
Reminder : If you enrolled for an annual project (Projet collectif) in semester 1, you may ask for a waiver for a core curriculum course in semester 2, pending on the approval of your academic advisor. For your information, courses indicated as « lecture » are those open to more than 32 students.
Innovative courses : please note that courses with the *** sign are those showcasing innovative pedagogical formats.

Concentration courses (Please select 2 courses - 48 hours)*
Courses Hours / semester ECTS Instructors
Regional Concentrations 24 4  
Thematic Concentrations 24 4  

* Students must choose 2 concentrations which they will follow for the duration of their studies at PSIA. Each semester, students take 2 courses: 1 in each concentration. A concentration in Regional Studies is recommended for all students.

Languages*
Enseignements Volume horaire semestriel Crédits Enseignants
A modern foreign language 24 4  

*Students who are not fluent in French are encouraged to take French.

Épreuves du diplôme (Second year students)
Enseignements Volume horaire semestriel Crédits Enseignants
Grand Oral (2nd year students only)   6  
Special features: please select one only (optional)
Enseignements Volume horaire semestriel Crédits Enseignants
PSIA special features 24 4  

Total required ECTS : 28 or 32 for semester 2, 30 for semester 4