LL.M. Theses

2016


Raman Maroz, The Freedom of Artistic Expression in the Jurisprudence of the United States Supreme Court, Federal Constitutional Court of Germany and Constitutional Court of South Africa (2016)               

Pokuaa Ngo Bakam, Freedom from Corruption as a Human Right (2016)       

Nwe Nwe Lwin, Incorporating the Principles of Justice and Non-Repetition to the Ongoing Peace Process in Myanmar (2011-Present) (2016)       

 

2015


Srishti Agnihotri, Access to Medicines: A Case for Normative Flexibilities in the TRIPS Regime (2015)       

Arnold Kwesiga, Sacrificing Justice for Peace: The Tension Between National Amnesties and Accountability for Serious and Gross Violations of Human Rights (2015)         

Blessing Nyamaropa, South Africa and Universal Jurisdiction for Crimes Against Humanity Committed in Zimbabwe: The case of national Commissioner of South African Police Service v. Southern African Human Rights Litigation Center (2004) ZACC 30 (2015)       

 

2014


Mustafa Ahmed, ‘The Laws of Blasphemy’: Towards a Global Legal Norm? (2014)                   

Christopher Robin Campbell Durufle, The Adjudicability of Diffuse Human Rights Violations (2014)           

Peter Jacob Gill, Overcoming the Difficulties in Measuring Religious Freedom: The Case Studies of Bangladesh, India and Pakistan (2014)

 

2013


Josel Nivera Mostajo, Access to Justice and the Right to an Effective Remedy in International Human Rights Law and International Investment Arbitration: The Case of International Non-Governmental and Non-Profit Organizations (2013)

 

2012


Perseo Quiroz Rendon, Beyond Subordination and Legal Fetishism: New Reasons for Mexican federal Judges to Apply International Human Rights Law (2012)

 

2011


Benard Akango, Right to Political Participation, Free and Fair Elections and Power-sharing Governments: The Case of Kenya (2011)     

Susana Arango Haupt, The Obligation to Legislate Crimes Against Humanity in the Colombian Criminal Code (2011)          

Jessica Brock, Standards and Indicators for Adult Human Rights Education in the Informal Sector: Educationsl Initiatives by Nongovernmental Organizations (2011)       

Maria Florencia Cadagan, Ne Bis in Idem': A Human Right (2011)     

Dzimbabwe Chimbga, Crimes Against Humanity: Seeking Accountability for Gross Violations of Human Rights Committed During the Election Period in Zimbabwe in 2008 (2011)                 

Patrick Dowd, “Violators Shall Be Swiftly Brought to the Law:” The U.N. Human Rights Committee and the Emerging Duty to Prosecute Violations of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (2011)        

Julie Dubé Gagnon, A Failed Legislative Attempt Towards Canada’s Home State Duty to Regulate and Adjudicate Extraterritorial Human Rights Misbehaviour of the Extractive Industry: Bill C-300 Under Scrutiny and Lessons for the Future (2011)          

Manjuka Fernandopulle, Ensuring Legitimacy: Making International Human Rights Norms Applicable to Bilateral Investment Treaties (2011)                

Carollann Nichole Gamino, A Lethal Arrow in the Prosecutor's Quiver: Combatting Human Trafficking as Organized Crime with the Rackateer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (2011)               

Olukayode Olatunji Majekodunmi, Re-examination of Anti-corruption Crusade of Nigerian Government and the International Obligations (2011)     

Maria Betania Martinez, Procedural Rights of the Child in the Inter-American System (2011)            

Rodrigo Olvera Briseno, The 'Fourth Instance Formula' as a Cause for Inadmissibility: The Practice in the Inter-American Commission of Human Rights (2011)        

Habiba Osman, Combatting Trafficking in Persons: The Search for an Effective Response in the SADC Region (2011)                  

Moses Retselisitsoe Phooko, South Africa's Protection of Information Bill 6 of 2010: A Test Against International Guidelines on Freedom of Expression (2011)              

Iris Elena Portillo Aragon, Does the Inter-American Court of Human Rights Have Jusrisdiction to Interpret the OECD Guidelines? (2011)              

Alexandr Rahmonov, Tajik Labor Migrants and the Highest Standards of Health: A Case Study of the Russian Federation (2011)                

Pariksha Rana, Accountability for Gross Human Rights Violations and Truth Reconciliation Commission: A Case Study of Nepal (2011)       

Rose Rivera, U.S. State Responsibility a la Trail Smelter: Arms Trafficking and Transboundary Harm to Mexico (2011)                    

Terrence S. Rogers, Using International Human Rights Law to Combat Racial Discrimination in the United States Criminal Justice System (2011)          

Anastasia Snitkova, The Right to Life in International Law and Euthanasia under USA and Dutch Law (2011)             

Patricia Tarre, Non-recognition of State Immunity as a Judicial Countermeasure to Jus Cogens Violations (2011)     

Shelom Velaco Mora, El Recomocimiento de la Jerarquia de los Derechos Humanos y el Jus Cogens en la Jurisprudencia Chilena (The Recognition of Hierarchy in the Human Rights and Jus Cogens of Clilean Jurispridence) (2011)     

 

 

2010


Ziad Abdel Tawab, United Nations Security Council and Human Rights…Alternative means of holding the Security Council Accountable (2010)     

Paula Sofia Cuellar Cuellar, The Judicial Enforceability of the Individual Dimension of the Right to Truth Through the Writ of Amparo in El Salvador (2010)    

Joel Alexis De Leon Quintero, Right to Education for People with Disabilities: Inclusive Education in Panama (2010)    

Maniccavasagar Ganesharajah, Unlawful Arrest, Detention and Rule of Law in Sri Lanka (2010)    

John Mutua Imanene, Extra Judicial Killings and Rule of Law in Kenya (2010)    

Matthew Jowanna, Torture, American Style: A Recipe for Civil Tort Immunity (2010)    

Emilia Klepacka, A Review of Poland’s Lustration: A Recipe for Civil Tort Immunity (2010)    

Ritu Limbu, Evaluation of Preventive Measures in Nepal Against Trafficking of Women for Sexual Exploitation and Its International Obligation (2010)    

Oluwatosin Olabisi Nguher, The African Court of Human and Peoples' Rights as an Enforcement Mechanism for the protection of Human Rights in Africa: A Needless Duality? (2010)    

Souhila Nibouche, Freedom of religion, international standards and the Algerian ordinance of 2006 (2010)    

Rangu Nyamurundira, Zimbabwe's Global Political Agreement: A weakened Response to Combating Umpunity and Remedying Past Human Rights Violations (2010)    

Pier Paolo Pigozzi, The Supremacy of International Human Rights Law: An Application of Article 103 Under the U.N. Charter (2010)    

Yara Refaat Mohamed Sallam, Marital Rape in Egypt: A Silent Violence Crime Against Women (2010)    

Anahita Shahrokhi, The Right to Equality in Divorce According to Iran Family Law (2010)    

Ola Hani Shtiwi, Boycott as an Enforcement and Compliance Mechanism of International Human Rights Law (2010)    

Anya Monica Victoria Delgado, Access to Justice for Indigenous Women from a different perspective (2010)    

Kim Juanita Williams, The Role of Education as a Guarantee of Non-repetition in a Transitional Process: A Case Study of the South African Farm-schooling System (2010)    

 

2009


Dosia Calderon Maydon, The Right to Truth in Cases of Forced Disappearances Commited During the "Dirty War" in Mexico (2009)    

Ayad Derbal, Towards Abolition of the Death Penalty in Libya:  A Human Rights Perspective (2009)

Hortensia Sofia Galvan Puente, U.S. Objections to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (2009)

Christopher Giles, The Revised Equator Principles:  A New Shift in Infrastructure Development in a Way that is Compatible with Human Rights (2009)

Leanne Govindsamy, Aslymn Seekers in South Africa:  A Legal Hiatus? (2009)

Francess Comfort Kadie  Issa, Reparations for Victims of Gross and Systematic Human Rights Violations in Sierra Leone:  Victims Awaiting (2009)

Joseph Nderitu Kibugu, Cracking the Hard Shell of Sovereignty:  Humanitarian Intervention by the AU (2009)

Oswald Manirakiza, Monitoring of Child Labor Elimination by the International Labor Organization (2009)

Camilo Mejia Gomez, Human Rights Law and Judicial Review to the Resolutions of the Security Council (2009)

Tafadzwa Ralph Mugabe, International Law and the Doctrine of Responsibility to Protect:  Making a Case for the Republic of Zimbabwe? (2009)

Madjiyore Dongar Narcisse, Redressing Impunity in Chad:  The Need for Accountability for Past Human Rights Abuses (2009)

Andres Pizarro Sotomayor, The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights:  Nature, Force of its Decisions and Limits (2009)

Maria Daniela Rivero Gutierrez, The Participation of the Military in Citizen Security in Venezuela:  Compliance with International Human Rights Law (2009)

Reshma Thapa, Reparations, Gender and the Rule of Law:  Finding a way Forward for Women Victims of Conflict (2009)

Sungjin Yoo, A Regional Convention as a Means of Protecting North Korean Defectors (2009)

 

2008


Awol Kassim Allo, Violations of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law During Peacekeeping Operations: The Quest for Responsibility (2008)

Jean Marc Brissau, A Human Rights Approach to Strengthen Health in Developing Countries (2008)

Mario Domingo Montejo, Naturaleza y desafios de la Comision Internacional Contra La Impunidad en Guatemala (CICIG) (2008)

Myrfi Secuya Gonzalez, Corruption and Its Impact on Human Rights: The Case of the Right to Health in the Philippines (2008)

James E.M. Jesse, The Freedom of Speech for Members of Parliament in Tanzania: An Appraisal of Law and Practice in Light of International Human Rights Law and Best Practices (2008)

Suzgo Lungu, Trade Incentives and Human Rights Under the World Trade Organization's Multilateral Trading System (2008)

Fabien Majoro, The Principle of Distinction Applied to Persons in 21st Century Armed Conflicts (2008)

Hlulani Marks Makwakwa, Protecting the Rights of the Victims of Trafficking in Human Beings: Evaluating Sourth Africa's Compliance With The Trafficking Protocol (2008)

Diana Maria Montealegre Mongrovejo, A Perspective on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights:  Between International Law and Social Mobilization in Colombia (2008)

Josephine Ndagire, New Wine, Old Skins:  Rethinking the Banjul Charter in Light of the Constitutive Act of the African Union (2008)

Maria Gabriela Pacheco Arias, The Inclusion of a Gender Perspective - Towards The Protection of Human Rights to Women - by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights:  What Have Been Done and Future Challenges (2008)

Lily Husni Putri, Freedom of Thought, Conscience and Religion and Human Rights in Indonesia:  An Assessment of Government Policy on Religious Minority Groups (2008)

Annie Rashidi Mulumba, Debating Reparations For Gross Violations of Human Rights and Enforcement In Africa: Lessons From Other Regional Human Rights Systems (2008)

Xue Yang, Women's Rights, Whose Human Rights?  Resolving Sex Selection in China (2008)

 

2007


Lawrence Noresh Das, Freedom of Religion for Religious Minorities in Bangladesh (2007)

Sandrine Gaillot, From the Frontlines of the witness stand: Can International Criminal Justice Contribute to the Reinsertion of Child Soldiers in Civilian Africa? (2007)

J. Merced Gomez Ortega, The Inter-American Human Rights System and Political Representation of Indigenous Peoples (2007)

Eva Shemmayah Heza, The Unforeseen Realities of the Gacacacts (2007)

Samuel Mbithi Kimeu, Human Rights in Multiparty Kenya: A Critical Appraisal of the Judicial Role (2007)

Oleg Vladimirovich Kozyrev, Human Rights Lawyering in Kazakhstan: Challengers and Prospects for Empowerment (2007)

Marcela Martino, Fragmenting Human Rights Protection: An Analysis of the Temporal Jurisdiction of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (2007)

Ximena Maria Medellin Urquiaga, Possibilities of the Reparation Regime of the International Criminal Court for Women Victims of Sexual Crimes (2007)

Dunker Morales, Foreign Investment: Balancing Rights and Obligations of Multinational Corporations in Ecuador (2007)

Mirakmal Mirakbarovich Niyazmatov, Torture and Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment: An Attempt to Understand Ambiguities Related to the Progression in “Vertical Model" (2007)

Lydiene Achale Nkongho, Evolution of the Jurisprudence on Rape in International Law (2007)

Hao Duy Phan, The United Nations Security Council’s Economic Sanctions and the Protection of Human Rights- A Legal Perspective (2007)

Yasmin Purba, Human Rights and Counter-Terrorism in Southeast Asia: Respecting Human Rights while countering Regional Terrorist Network in Indonesia, the Philippines and Malaysia (2007)

Refliani Refliani, The Use of International Human Rights Law in Domestic Court: A Study on the Indonesian Constitutional Court’s Decisions from 2003 to 2006 (2007)

Lakhsmi Subandi, Peace Agreement and Human Rights: The Nature and Legal Status in the case of the 2005 Peace Accord in ACEH (2007)

Emi Sugawara, Corporate Complicity in Human Rights Violation in Armed Forces (2007)

Jessica Tannenbaum, Toward a Just and Lasting Peace: Catholicism, Reconciliation and Accountability for the Human Rights violators (2007)

Lenore VanderZee, Creating the Environment for Peace: Israeli-Palestinian Environmental Corporation as a Model for Permanent Peace (2007)

 

2006


Faith Kabata, Justice for the victims of sexual violence in the Darfur conflict (2006)

Carlos Maria Pelayo Moller, The implementation of the Inter-American Convention on Forced Disappearance of Persons: A study on Mexico’a dynamic from the Transnational Legal Process Theory (2006)

Mykola Sorochynskyy, European human rights law and regulation of the information economy (2006)

 

2005


Maryam Ebrahimabadi, Iran’s complexities in improving human rights standards: a comparative study of Iranian and Turkish family law (2005)

Anna Maria Gabrielidis, Human rights begin at home: a policy analysis of litigating international human rights in U.S. state courts (2005)

Okey Peter Ilofulunwa, Realization of economic, social and cultural rights in Nigeria: the role of the judges (2005)

Muthee Joseph Kiunga, Ensuring accountability for past human rights abuses in Kenya (2005)

 

2004


Maria Jose Guembe, The work of human rights lawyers during the military dictatorship in Argentina (1976-1983). (2004)

Vineeta Gupta, Globalization and increasing gender-selective female feticide: is the girl child becoming a commodity nobody wants? (2004)

Leonardo Jun Ferreira Hidaka, Military Justice in Brazil: a series of human rights violations (2004)

Neza Kogosek, U.N. human rights reporting mechanism: is it time to move on? (2004)

Oksana W. Klymovych, Implementation of the European Convention on Human Rights into the legal system of Ukraine (2004)

Vitaly V. Kulapov, Protection of the rights of the child: international and domestic Russian systems (2004)

Maria de Pilar Mayoral, Argentine refugee status determination process: an assessment of the administrative asylum adjudicator system (2004)

Joseph Isanga Mubiru, Freedom of religion or belief in Uganda: international legal implications for state-religion relations (2004)

Vita Tapiwa Onwuasoanya, The right to be free from hunger and disaster risk reduction in Malawi (2004)

Marianne Schulze, Safeguards for the democratic dialogue: the protection of the functioning of press freedom under international law (2004)

Yordan Sirakov, International protection of minorities in the Balkans (2004)

Dara Peou Vanthan, Reparations for victims of human rights: frameworks of instruments and institutions (2004)

Agon Vrenezi, The United Nations judges and prosecutors in Kosovo (2004)

Yehenew Tsegaye Walilegne, Derogation of human rights in states of emergency under the 1995 constitution of Ethiopia (2004)

 

2003


Denise Kazue Hirao, The International State Obligation to Prevent Human Rights Violations (2003)

Florida Kabasinga, The Duty of Extra – Territorial States to Prosecute Genocidaires (2003)

Clemens Rieder, Si duo faciunt idem, non est idem: No Salvation for the European Union by the European Court of Human Rights? (2003)

 

2002


Michelle Augustine, ICANN and the Quest for Legitimacy: Sed Quis Costodient Iposos Custodes? (2002)

Sonia Boulos, Multiculturalism, Family Law and Women’s Rights (2002)

Miguel Angel de los Santos Cruz, Crimes Against Humanity in Latin America: A Retrospective Vision (2002)

Clare Hamill, A Critical Appraisal of International Peacekeeping and the Role of Women in Afghanistan (2002)

Luisa Khitarishvili, International Standards for Pre-Trial Detention (2002)

Sean O’Brien, A Modest Proposal: Expanding the Scope of U.S. Asylum Practice (2002)

Andres Sanchez-Thorin, How Should Human Rights Bodies Deal With Humanitarian Law? (2002)

James Nyepan Verdier, Regional Intervention to Protect Human Rights in Domestic Armed Conflict: The Impact of Ecowas Experience in Liberia (2002)

 

2001


Bernard Duhaime, The Applicability of the Doctrine of Command Responsibility to the Crime of Genocide (2001)

William P. Hoye, Remedies for Human Rights Violations Involving State-Sponsored Terrorism (2001)

Entela Josifi, Incorporation of Human Rights Law in Domestic Legal Systems and Albania (2001)

Selina Catharina Maria Kossen, Truth and Justice for the Relatives of Peru’s Disappeared (2001)

Dennis Mutuma Mabura, Implementing Human Rights Norms in Domestic Legislation: The Protection of Detainees from Torture in Kenya (2001)

Anna Masibo, Female Genital Mutilation: A Case for the Implementation of International Standards and Norms in Uganda (2001)

Ninoslav Mladenovic, Gay and Lesbian Rights as Part of the Human Rights Agenda for Justice – Finding a place in International Law (2001)

Salvador Tinajero-Esquivel, Is it Only a Matter of Jurisdiction? The United States and the International Criminal Court (2001)

 

2000


Babafemi Akinrinade, International Humanitarian Law and the Conflict in Sierra Leone (2000)

Tae-Ung Baik, A War Crime Against Ally’s Civilians: No Gun Ri Massacre (2000)

Alpha Fall, The Impact of the Constitutive Act of the African Union on Human Rights in Africa (2002)

Arturo Requesens Galnares, Prolonged detentions of Immigrants and Asylum Seekers in the United States: An International Human Rights perspective (2000)

Milagros Rubio Garcia, Analysis of Peru’s Withdrawal from the Contentious Jurisdiction of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights: In Search of a Solution (2000)

Michelle LaVonne Mack, International Humanitarian Law and the Quest for a Legal Framework Applicable to Modern-Day Peacekeeping Operations (2000)

Sergey Mukhaev, Human Rights and Biomedicine (2000)

Helena Maria Olea Rodriguez, Forced Internal Displacement in Colombia Contribution to the Role of Non-Governmental Organizations (2000)

Nazreen Shaik, Biotechnology and its Impact on Human Rights – The Need for Regulation (2000)

 

1999


Sharelle Aitchison, Reconciling Refugee Law With Recent Developments in International Criminal Law (1999)

Abiola Atinuke Akiyode, Human Rights and Disabled Persons in Africa (1999)

Patricia Galvao Ferreira, Human Rights Education: The Responsibility of Governments and International Organizations (1999)

Xiaosheng Huang, Religious Rights: A Comparative Case Study on the United States and Chinese Constitutions (1999)

Malose B. H. Mahloko, The Right to Development: An International Normative Analysis and a Survey of the African Human Rights System (1999)

Jennifer Wanjiku Miano, The Erosion of Peoples’ Economic and Social Rights by State and International Financial Institutions: The Sub-Saharan African Experience (1999)

Peter L. Tomas Morgan, Proposal to Penetrate an Iron Curtain: An Application for the Standard Minimum Rules to Situations of Solitary Confinement in the United States (1999)

Mary Margaret Penrose, Lest We Fail: The Importance of Enforcement in International Criminal Law (1999)

Paul Nana Simo, Considerations of International Humanitarian Law in Alien Tort Claim Cases (1999)

Claudio Lins de Vasconcelos, Economic and Social Rights: The New Actors (1999)

Justin Wylie, The Most Serious Crimes of Concern to the International Community (1999)

 

1998


Bernal E. Monge Guevara, Gross Violations of Human Rights, Impunity and Amnesty Laws: Jurisdiction of an International Criminal Court (1998)

Shanti Risal Kaphle, Domestic Violence in Nepal: A Prospect of Domestication of International Human Rights Standards (1998)

Raphael Zolokere Kasambara, Transitional Justice Under International Law: The Case Study of Malawi (1998)

Kolawole Tajudeen Olaniyan, Domestic Application of International Human Rights in Nigeria: The Role of the Judge (1998)

Chan Un Park, International Human Rights Law: ‘Prompt Appearance Rights’ of an Arrestee in Korea (1998)

 

1997


Jean Guy-Marie Louis, Haiti: Economic Sanctions and Human Rights (1997)

Robert G. Patrick, Vindicating Women’s Rights in International Law (1997)

Ali Mohsin Quazilbash, Discriminatory Laws Against Women in Pakistan (1997)

Katharine Savage, Negotiating the New South African Constitution: A Participant’s Perspective (1997)

 

1996


Aurora Ciuca, Analysis of Domestic Violence in the United States and its Applicability in the International Arena (1996)

Maha El-Taji, The Palestinian Refugees and the Middle East Peace Process (1996)

Vincent O. Orlu Nmehielle, The African charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights and the Human Rights Question in Nigeria (1996)

Faustina Pereira: A Uniform Family Code for Bangladesh (1996)

 

1995


Dante Mauricio Negro Alvarado, The Shining Path in Peru: Analysis of the International Organization’s Approach Dealing With the Peruvian Situation (1995)

Jacqueline Cassette, The Tension Between the Right to Sex Equality and the Right to Culture in the South African Interim Constitution – An International Law Perspective (1995)

Muxin Han, The Right of Allied POWs of World War II for Compensation from Japan (1995)

Ardashes A. Melikian, To What Extent is the United States Immigration Law & Policy Conformity with International Refugee Law? (1995)

Luc Reydams, Development Cooperation: A Tool for the Promotion of Human Rights and Democracy? El Salvador Case Study (1995)

Judith Robb, South Africa, Sexual Harassment and Future Legal Change (1995)

Weihong Zhao, Invoking International Human Rights Law for the Arguments Between US and China (1995)

 

1994


Anton J. Steenkamp, Litigation Under the Interim South African Constitution: An Evaluation in the Light of International Human Rights Norms and Civil Rights Litigations in the U.S.A. (1994)

 

1993


Lebugang Y. Chirume, A ‘Difference’ Approach to Contemporary Feminist Analysis – Incarcerated Mothers as a Case Study (1993)

Sim Tshabalala, Human Dignity in a Post-Apartheid South Africa (1993)