Sustainable Development and Global Justice (SUSTJUSTICE) Postgraduate Programme
The University of Antwerp Law Faculty’s Law and Development Research Group runs a full-time post-graduate certificate programme on “Sustainable Development and Global Justice” (SUSTJUSTICE) from 10 February to 30 April 2020. SUSTJUSTICE is a comprehensive teaching programme based on the research lines of the Law and Development Research Group. It builds upon four editions (2016-2019) of the Sustainable Development and Human Rights Programme (SUSTLAW). SUSTJUSTICE is embedded into the English Master of Laws (LLM) taught at the Faculty of Law of the University of Antwerp.
The programme combines its primary focus on law with an inter-disciplinary approach that takes into account the complex nature of the topic. Additionally, it brings together the knowledge and expertise of the Global South and the Global North for a unique educational experience. SUSTJUSTICE is composed of four compulsory courses: International Law and Sustainable Development, Human Rights and Global Justice, Law in Developing Countries and External Actors in Aid, Trade and Investment. In a period of 11 intensive weeks, the teaching combines theoretical insights in the classroom with practical assignments such as role plays, negotiations, moot courts and writing assignments such as policy briefs and short academic papers. This methodology is aimed at preparing the participants to be catalysts of change in their professional life and in their communities.
In the past four years, the programme has attracted a diverse student body with participants from all over the globe. This diversity is also reflected in the teaching team which includes leading experts from the North and South who discuss salient features of their disciplines, and encourage students to reflect upon key challenges in the area of sustainable development and global justice.