Certificate of Advance Studies in Children Rights


  • Acquire specialised knowledge in children’s rights in their theoretical as well as in their practical dimensions through an international and an interdisciplinary approach to the study of children’s rights
  • Understand and critically discuss the role of international instruments on children’s rights in the implementation and monitoring of children’s rights, with a particular focus on the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child
  • Develop the ability to contribute to the resolution of child rights related issues and problems
  • Exercise tools to effectively use human rights standards and mechanisms at the international and national levels


Professional who works with children’s rights issues: lawyer, psychologist, sociologist, judge, law enforcement officer, social worker, teacher, government official, staff from governmental and non governmental organisations, academic and journalist.


The combination of any two modules with the submission of an exam and a paper on a topic related to children rights grants you a Certificate of Advanced Studies in Children Rigths

13 – 17 February 2023 Module 1 (online learning): Children's rights and childhood studies Online

8 – 12 May 2023 Module 2: International children’s rights law University of Geneva

25 – 29 September 2023 Module 3 (online learning): Child protection strategies and policies Online learning

20 – 24 November 2023 Module 4: Children’s rights and criminal justice Valais Campus - Sion

11 – 15 March 2024 Module 5 (online learning): Child labour and education Online

3 – 7 June 2024 Module 6: Children’s rights and migration University of Geneva

11 – 15 November 2024 Module 7: Children’s rights policy implementation and monitoring Valais Campus - Sion

Fee information

The registration fee is CHF 150.-
The tuition fee for two modules with two exams and final paper (12 ECTS Credits) granting a Certificate of Advanced Studies in Children's Rights (CAS) is CHF 5000. This sum is for the CAS and does not include travel or living expenses.

How to register

For those wishing to complete a certificate in children rights, please contact Hortense Hofer 2 months ahead of the module you wish to apply for. +41(0)27 205 73 93 | mcr-secretariat@unige.ch.

For more information please follow this link: https://www.unige.ch/mcr/index.php/application