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)
CoursesHours / semesterECTSInstructors
Formation commune244 

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)
CoursesHours / semesterECTSInstructors

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)244Rosemary Ann BYRNE
OADH2055 - The International Criminal Court and Human Rights (Lecture)244William SCHABAS
KINT4650 - Law of Armed Conflict244Sara AMINI
OADH4080 - Fundamentals of International Criminal Law244Annyssa BELLAL
KINT7600 - Systems of Responsibility and Global Governance244Pierre BODEAU-LIVINEC
KINT4810 - Droits des conflits armés244Olivier BARRAT
KINT4945 - International Law and the Use of Force244Olivier CORTEN
KINT4820 - Actualités Juridiques Internationales244Emmanuelle TOURME-JOUANNET
OADH3090 - La protection internationale : réfugiés, apatrides et déplacés244Caroline 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 terrorisme244Françoise 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)244Sharon WEILL
KINT5045 - International Law and Security244Robin GEISS
KINT5035 - Law of International Organizations244Gerd DROESSE
OAIN2080 - Intelligence under International Law244Fabien LAFOUASSE
KINT4635 - International Organizations: Law and Practice on the International Civil Service244Souheil EL ZEIN
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)244Anthony DWORKIN
KINT4645 - War Studies244Jean Baptiste JEANGENE VILMER
OADH3035 - Human Rights, Freedom of Movement, Migration and Asylum in a Security Context244Chowra MAKERAMI
OCAF2110 - The Politics and Practice of Child Rights in Africa – Rhetoric and Reality244Ian HOPWOOD
OCSA2050 - Democracy in India - How Far?244Christophe JAFFRELOT
OADH4090 - Mass Cultural Violations / Crimes in International Law: from State Responsibility to Individual Criminal Responsibility244Hirad ABTAHI
KINT5025 - Security in a Nuclear-Armed World244Benoit PELOPIDAS
KINT5000 - Humanitarian Diplomacy and Negotiation244Alain LEMPEREUR
KINT7700 - Understanding and Responding to Violent Extremism244Shahrbanou TADJBAKHSH
OADH4095 - Human Rights and Natural Resources244Marco PERTILE
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 Rights244Salvatore SAGUES, Gaëtan MOOTOO
KINT3325 - Ethno-Political Conflict and International Law244Théodore CHRISTAKIS
KDEC9635 - Clinique HEDG (Human Rights, Economic Development and Globalization) * only for students who were registered in this course during Fall semester244Manon AUBRY
OADH4035 - Grande précarité et éducations en santé : les enjeux de l’outil artistique244Stéphane TESSIER
OADH2085 - L'exclusion sociale en milieu urbain: villes du Nord et villes du Sud244Delphine LAISNEY, Xavier EMMANUELLI
KINT3330 - Justice pénale internationale244Isabelle FOUCHARD
KINT4585 - Génocides et violences extrêmes244Jacques SEMELIN
KINT4765 - Global Hunger (Lecture)244Olivier DE SCHUTTER
OADH3095 - Project Management and Evaluation244Ondine RIPKA, Marianne VIOT
OADH4000 - Advocacy: Philosophy and Practice (Lecture)***244Lex PAULSON
OBGP2040 - Designing Relief Projects in Conflict and Disaster Settings ***244Helene JUILLARD, Anne-Charlotte SCHNEIDER
OMCO2025 - Mapping Controversies:counting the dead ***244Thomas TARI
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 Council246Bruno STAGNO UGARTE
KINT4620 - Victims' Rights, International Criminal Law and Proceedings246Jeanne SULZER
KINT4335 - Communication Workshop in Development, Post-conflict & Humanitarian Environment246Anne-Valérie TRIBOULOT
KINT4320 - Micro Finance: 40 years later, where do we stand ?246Emmanuelle JAVOY, Joséphine GONZALEZ, Pauline ANGOSO, Stephens BLANE
KINT4775 - La Stratégie dans ses champs d'action (cours magistral)246Vincent DESPORTES
OADH3030 - Advanced Humanitarian Workshop246Roger PERSICHINO
OADH2080 - Humanitarian Negotiations246Xavier CROMBÉ
KINT4935 - The Role of Ideas in International Relations246Justin VAISSE

***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)*
CoursesHours / semesterECTSInstructors
Regional Concentrations244 
Thematic Concentrations244 

* 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.

EnseignementsVolume horaire semestrielCréditsEnseignants
A modern foreign language244 

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

Épreuves du diplôme (Second year students)
EnseignementsVolume horaire semestrielCréditsEnseignants
Grand Oral (2nd year students only) 6 
Special features: please select one only (optional)
EnseignementsVolume horaire semestrielCréditsEnseignants
PSIA special features244 

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