Master thesis

Our students devote the third semester to the Master thesis. The Master thesis is dedicated to an individually chosen topic from the contents covered in the Master programme. It also serves as evidence of the participants’ ability for independent, scientific work in terms of content and methodology. The Master thesis is the work of one person; it is supervised by a member of the teaching staff. Below are the topics of the past batches.


Borislava Daskalova Regional Human Rights Implications of Russia’s War Against the LGBT Community. Why Is Human Rights Promotion Failing in Eurasia
Hsin-Yi Chen Human Rights Response to Public Harassment: Filling Gaps of Women’s Protection
Luanda Maria de Moura Ferreira Protecting Human Rights in the Brazilian Garment Industry with Special Focus on Migrant Workers
Dr Ursula Hahn Indicator Systems to Improve Health and Promote Human Rights. A comparative investigation
Carina Harbeuther The Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence – An innovative instrument for longstanding demands
Michael Joson Freedom of religion or belief – Respecting the will of Jehova’s Witnesses Patients to refuse blood transfusions: A Human Rights Approach
Christian Schirmer World Cups, Fifa and Human Rights. Human Rights Impacts of World Cups in their Hosts States and the Responsibility of the World Football Association Fifa.
Sabine Wamser The refugee crisis of Rohingya from a Human Rights Perspective

Natalia Bórquez Towards Transformative Equality in the Work of the IACtHR and the IACHR. Social rights and vulnerability of women to violence
Aneth Lwakatare-Thumm The multilevel framework of the human right to water – A comparison of Argentina and Tanzania
Caitlin Macfarlane Gender Displaced: Are the Rights of Female Syrian Refugees Protected in Jordan?
Pinar Careb Evaluation of the Policies on Refugee Protection in Turkey in Terms of Integration: Shift in Perspective from Transit Country to an Immigration one?
Ilyas Ali Hassan How Humanitarian Interventions Turn Into War Crimes
Brittany Hernandez How My Body Travels: Mapping the Intersectional Subordination of Migrant Women’s Sexual and Reproductive Rights During Displacement and Relocation
Jutta Schnabel Counteracting “Fake News” and Hate Speech as Human Rights Challenge – The German “Netzwerkdurchsetzungsgesetz” as a case study
Rejoice Gbeworza-Dogbe Human Rights Approach to maternal deaths? Examining the “other side” of the story of maternal mortality in Ghana, Nigeria and Sierra Leone
Marwa Hamed The International Framework of Using Drones as Electronic Surveillance Tool in the Context of Human Rights Field
Hyungjoon Jun Critical Remarks on “Asian Values” from the Human Rights Perspective
Hyun Jung Lee European Court of Human Rights and Same-Sex Marriage: Proportionality of something else?
Gretel Alexandra Mejía Bonifazi Unthreading the weave of silence over sexual violence: an analysis of the Sepur Zarco case in Guatemala
Mongui Ojong Eyumeneh Freedom of Expression, Freedom of Association and Peaceful Assembly in Cameroon and the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Manuela Rogriguez Hincape  

The Development of Reparations of Victims of Armed Conflict in Colombia

Dana Habib  

Externalisation of EU Migration Policies. The EU-Turkey Deal: A Blueprint for Human Rights Violations?

Alexander Eduah The impact of climate change on the right to an adequate standard of living in the Upper West Region of Ghana
Fernando Sihotang Freedom within the Limit of Harmony? An Assessment of Indonesia’s Anti-Blasphemy Provisions
Lovet Ngolle Ewanoge Linguistic minorities and the quest for equality and non-discrimination: An appraisal of the case of anglophone minorities of Cameroon
Rachel Adler Bridging Postcolonial Theory and Human Rights: Establishing True Universals
Anna Rudycheva Building a framework for global privacy index: quantitative and qualitative sample study
Kenan Bejtic Comparison and Analysis of ICTY Sentencing Practice in: “The Prosecutor v. Radovan Karadzic” and “The Prosecutor v. Ratko Mladi´c”
Nadia Becker Enforced Disappearance in Mexico
Savina Dawood The Current State of Post-ISIS Transitional Justice in the Nineveh Plain, Iraq
Miriam Josef The Racial Contract and Human Rights – Towards a Critical Understanding of Universalism and Racial Equality
Dorothy Otieno Engendering the Rights of Women Asylum Seekers in the EU: an Analysis of the CEAS. Case Study of Greece and Italy, 2015-2017
Paul Bess The Use of Human Rights Language and Principles by Multinational Corporations in Response to Social Pressure, and Modes of Change
Ezinwanne Roseline Raymond A Critical Analysis of the European Court of Human Rights Case Law on Human Trafficking: A Gender Perspective
Katsiaryna Viadziorchyk Professions prohibited for women in post-Soviet countries from a human rights perspective
Valeriia Miroshnikova Human Trafficking as modern day slavery in the USA
Adriana Carolina Torres Bastidas Reparation measures at the Inter-American Court, in transitional justice processes from an intersectional perspective, in Guatemalan cases.
Petar Ristic The Right to Self-Representation in International Criminal Proceedings: Narrowing the Space for Unrepresented Defendants in the Interests of Justice

Zohreh Kakavand Multiple Discriminations against Kurd Women in Iran. Analysing the legal and cultural factors.
Seyedmahdi Khodaei Drought Effects on Human Rights conditions in Iran (Case study Sistan and Baluchistan province in South-Eastern Iran)
Camila Chaudron Unpleasant controversies: A qualitative discourse analysis of the framing and language of sexual harassment and assault as women’s rights issues in the U.S. media
Jean Atabong Fomeni The Gruesome Death Toll Characterised by War Crimes, Crimes Against Humanity and Genocide: A Legal Appraisal of the Crisis in the former Southern Cameroons
Maria Gabriela Valenzuela Robles Dimensions of normative inequality: Inter-American and Chilean perspectives on irregular migrants’ health
Paula Mejia The importance of agricultural sustainable supply chains in the fulfilment of human rights and poverty alleviation in developing countries
Maximilian Deinlein Private elementary schools in Nuremberg – chances, challenges and criticism
Simon Gutekunst Anker-centers in Bavaria – Human Rights of refugees under threat
Dina Alsbiti Human Genome Editing: Normative Challenges tackled from a Human Rights Perspective
Monireh Zahedi Galougahi How Can Child Marriage Be Overcome in Iran? Ambiguities in Politics, Legislation and Judiciary
Rinyarat Tanaratsatian Accessibility of the education for migrant children in Thailand: a case study of Ranong, Thailand
Lidiya Leja The National and International Legal and Policy Frameworks to Protect the Human Rights of Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) in Ethiopia: Challenges and Reform Options
Shuvra Dey A Comprehensive Approach of Transitional Justice to Address the Deliberate Destruction of Cultural Heritage
Sabita Purkuti Dalit Social Movement in Nepal. Conditions for its success
Ebony Arianne Lautner Due Diligence and Human Rights in the Cacao Processing Industry
Mamun Kazi Diversity within Sexual Minorities; a Human Rights-Based Case Study from Bangladesh
Angela Julia Zawedde Gender in the Transitional Justice process in Uganda: How the gender question was addressed in the Transitional Justice process in Uganda
Iryna Khomiak The freedom to seek, receive and impart information through social media: Scope, limitations and duties of states and non-state actors
Michaela Simon Human Rights Due Diligence in Supply Chains. A Case Study on Daimler AG
Saiada Safi Pitfalls of Corruption. Human Rights Violations in Afghanistan