Program

LL.M. International Law

Program level: 

Credits (ECTS): 

120

Frequency: 

Program starts every year, first semester.

Abbreviation: 

LLM ‐ IL

Duration in semesters: 

4 semesters

Description

The implementation of free market oriented economic policy in Ethiopia, the enhancement of national and international roles and responsibilities of the public service institutions in the country, and the consequent need for highly qualified legal experts were the major reasons for launching the program. The shortage of highly qualified experts and professionals in law has been a point of concern in the national development and poverty alleviation endeavors.

The new international developments have also brought about new challenges and opportunities in international political and economic relations and these, added to the domestic developments, have necessitated the presence of qualified legal experts in the Ethiopian public sector who can work according to the new context and contribute to national development. The program is designed to contribute to these. Accordingly, the general objective of the program is to build capacity of the legal profession in the public sector of the country by providing participants with advanced knowledge and skill that will enable them to:

  • advise the public sector on contemporary international law issues;
  •  analyze and execute international law instruments according to new policies;
  • conduct research and teach on contemporary issues related to international law;and
  •  meet the policy requirements of the federal and regional governments.

Prerequisites & Requirements

To be admitted to this program, a candidate must:

  1. have bachelor degree in law (LLB) from a recognized higher education institution,
  2. be public servant,and
  3. pass entrance examination of the institute.

Exit Level Outcomes

After completing the program, the graduate is able to:

  • Analyze international agreements, principles and rules pertaining to trade, finance, investment, environment, water, human rights, peace, security and related matters;

 

  • Explain issues of foreign policy and international relations regarding trade, finance, investment, environment, water, human rights, peace, security and related matters;
  • Evaluate national policies on trade, finance, investment, environment, water, human rights, peace, security and related matters vis ‐ à ‐ vis international agreements, principles and rules;
  • Resolve legal issues during negotiation of international agreements pertaining to trade, finance, investment, environment, water, human rights, peace, security and related matters;
  • provide advice on international agreements relating to trade, finance, investment, environment, water, human rights, peace, security and related matters;
  • Conduct research on contemporary issues relating to international law of trade, finance, investment, environment, water, human rights, peace, security and related matters; and
  • Develop tools for building capacities of practitioners of government on contemporary issues relating to international law of trade, finance, investment, environment, water, human rights, peace, security and related matters

Individual Clients

Major individual clients to the program are legal experts working at the federal, regional and local government institutions

Other stakeholders

Academic, research and non ‐ governmental institutions may be interested in the program due to its special focus

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