Taught course (will run subject to approval)

International Children’s Rights (Advanced)

Leiden University · Law

Entry requirements

Course specific entry requirements available at http://en.mastersinleiden.nl/programmes/international-childrens-rights/en/introduction

Months of entry

September, February

Course content

International Children’s Rights is a programme whose time has come. In November 2014 the main treaty in this area – the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) – reached its 25th anniversary. Also, there is an ever deepening consciousness at the international and domestic levels regarding the role that implementing children’s rights can have in both the private and the public spheres of life.

Multi-layered and interdisciplinary

International children’s rights (law) is a unique area of law because it is multi-layered (covering international, regional and national legal spectrums) and interdisciplinary (crossing different areas of law, both domestically and internationally). Children’s rights intersect with the areas of civil, criminal and administrative law, as well as public international law, international humanitarian law, international criminal law and international labour law. A special feature concerns the interplay between children’s rights and private international law, in particular with the instruments developed by the Hague Conference on Private International Law.

The multi-layered and legal interdisciplinary nature of international children’s rights requires specialist knowledge in order to be able to assess its meaning and implications for the position of children at the international and domestic level.

Our programme is characterised by small-scale teaching, which encourages intensive interaction between students and lecturers. Students in our Advanced Masters programmes come from various countries, which contributes to a truly international study environment.

For whom?

  • law graduates in possession of a full law degree (offering access to legal practice) or legal professionals.
  • graduates who hold an equivalent degree and/or have sufficient professional experience in the field.

Fees and funding

UK students
€ 15,000 (2017-2018)
International students
€ 15,000 (2017-2018)

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

International Studyline Team