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Thesis EIHRL


Individual research project

Following the successful completion of the taught courses of the programme, students are required to submit a thesis on a topic of their choice. It must address and analyse an issue of European and international human rights law and include a comparative element. The latter means it has to engage at least two different human rights law systems or elements thereof. More specifically the thesis should
*show the student’s ability to conduct academically sound research on a topic in the area of European and international human rights law including a comparative element
*show the student’s ability to present the findings of this research in writing in a clear and structured way
*show the student’s ability to investigate and present relatively new and innovative findings; the thesis should not be merely descriptive.

Mode of instruction
In addition to bilateral meetings in the context of the individual supervision of the student by a professor or senior lecturer:

September: Infor Session; first insights into the thesis project
November: First Thesis Workshop
January: Second Thesis Workshop
March: Individual meetings with all students
-April-July: Writing the Thesis
-July: Final Submission

Assessment method

Thesis 100%

Contact information

  • Co-ordinator: Mr. Theo Tsomidis LLM

  • Contact information: Leiden University, Faculty of Law, Institute of Public Law
    Kamerlingh Onnes Gebouw, Steenschuur 25, 2311 ES Leiden, Room number C-118
    *Tel. +31 71 527 5054
    *email: t.m.tsomidis

Institute: Public law
Administration advanced masters: BIO
Mrs. Mahshid Alizadeh (LL.M.):

Currently these pages are being updated to reflect the courses for 2022 - 2023. Until these pages are fixed as per 1 September 2022 no rights can be claimed from the information which is currently contained within.
Should there be any future changes of the Covid 19 virus which may impinge our teaching and assessment, these could necessitate modification of the course descriptions after 1 September. This will only happen in the event of strict necessity and the interests of the students will be taken into account. Should there be a need for any change during the course, this will be informed to all students on a timely basis. Modifications after 1 September 2022 may only be done with the approval and consent of the Faculty Board and Programme Director.