Master theses

Our students devote the third semester to the Master thesis. The Master thesis is dedicated to an individually chosen topic. 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.

2016 Graduates

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 Jehovah’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

2017 Graduates

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

2018 Graduates

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

2019 Graduates

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

2020 Graduates

Ahmed Hawre Accountability for ISIS Fighters. The Possibility of Prosecuting them before an International Criminal Tribunal for Responsibility of Core International Crimes
Arlette Reyes Benz Human Rights Education as a guarantee of non-recurrence in the case law of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights
Michelle Paz Commercial sex and trafficking in persons: a human rights-based analysis of the German and Swedish approaches to prostitution as measures to discourage the demand that promotes human trafficking for sexual exploitation
Thais Ferreira de Souza Human Rights for “Undeserving” Humans: a Non-contractarian Approach to Human Rights and the Need to Overcome the Misconception of Human Dignity as Worthiness
Angela Julia Zawedde Gender in the Transitional Justice process in Uganda: How the gender question was addressed in the Transitional Justice process in Uganda
Nicola Bischof Anti-feminism and anti-gender far right politics in Germany concerning violence against womyn as a threat to womyn’s rights enshrined in the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women
Petra Schachner #MeToo. Victims raise their voice. The development of the #MeToo movement.
Njomza Miftari Canada’s Feminist Foreign Policy: A Theoretical and Comparative Study
Matthias Adt Scope and Limits of Missionary Activities. The Dual Perspective of Human Rights and Theological Evaluation
Johanna Müller Anti-Discrimination Work in Preschool Institutions – Theoretical Considerations and Practical Recommendations
Ana Maria Rios Laverde Defining criminal liability for serious environmental harm in the framework of international criminal justice: From Anthropocentrism to Ecocentrism?
Maria Casacu Length of proceedings: a comparative study between regional court systems and International Criminal Court
Hylla Barbosa Mining in indigenous land in Brazil: An analysis from the perspective of the Inter-American human rights system
Tongam Panggabean Securing Indigenous Peoples’ Rights in the Timber Industry. Lessons from Implementation of the FSC’s multi-stakeholder System in Indonesia
Premysl Trojan On Lex Specialis and the Relationship between International Humanitarian Law and International Human Rights Law – A Comparative Analysis of Separatism, Convergence and Complementarity
Elisa Ferreira Melo Towards a gender-sensitive approach to peacebuilding: An analysis of the United Nations’ role in preventing and protecting women from conflict-related sexual violence
Abdulkader Haj Ahmad The Significance of the Right to the Truth for Syria, perspectives of victims of Human Rights violations.
Abidur Rahman Discrimination in the Name of Democracy? The Controversy on the Citizenship Amendment Act in India
Perveen Fouzia Addressing Modern Slavery in Supply Chain Management of Corporations
Muktar Osman Shumbe Beyond Declaration: How can the Amended Ethiopian Refugee Law and the Global Compact on Refugees Improve Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights of Refugees in Ethiopia?
Theresa Dawidek Antibiotic Resistance in Germany under Human Rights Scrutiny
Jasmine Sharma The Role of Corporate Human Rights Benchmark for the Human Rights Impact of Global Corporations

2021 Graduates

Sidonie Mankah Timah The Violation of Freedom of Expression in Cameroon and its Impact on the Country’s Vision 2035
Ethiopia G. Abera The Intersectionality of Gender and Disability in access to Education of Women with Disabilities in Ethiopia
Nchong Ojong-Eyumeneh Gender Based Violence as Torture: The case of Breast Ironing in Cameroon
Jennifer Moiko Women Rights Movements in Kenya. Tackling the Problem of FGM
Laura Alejandra Barreto Navarro Special Jurisdiction for Peace in Colombia: A Powerful Tool for Accountability of Military? The “False Positives” Case
Lahari Chakraborty Do Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI) Rights Presuppose a Secular State, or Can it also Flourish under the Auspices of a Religious State? An Explorative Study of the Complex Relationship
Bianca Cantillo de la Hoz Corporate Responsibility and Transitional Justice: Case study in Colombia
Nevine Eldefrawy Can violation of SOGI rights and violence against women constitute grounds for assigning refugee status according to international refugee law and international human rights law?
Erika Stewart-Finkenstaedt Beyond Borders: EU and US Border Externalization and the Incomplete Right to Leave in International Law
Jean Ho Domestic Violence in the Event of a Pandemic – A Perspective from Bangladesh
Nadew Gebeyehu The significance of provisional measures towards protection against gross human rights violations: a comparative study of rules and practices of provisional measures intended to halt gross human rights violations in international courts
Necmettin Türk A Legal Assessment of the Politics of Land Grabbing. Implications on Peasants’ the Right to Food and the Right to Land, and Development
Corrine Venema-Tucker How has the right to access quality, inclusive education, particularly for the girl child, been impacted by the COVID pandemic in developing countries?
Kit Yin Liu From “peaceful and non-violent” to “do whatever you want”. The development of collective action frames by the Civil Human Rights Front in response to the escalation of violence during the 2019/20 Hong Kong protests
Mohd Ashrafuzzaman The Prevention of Oppression Against Women and Children Act 2000. An analysis from human rights perspective.

2022 Graduates

Judith Scheibe Dementia and its recognition as a disability in the monitoring procedure of the United Nations Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
Jackeline Brito Carneiro Environmental justice and human rights in Brazil: The case of the collapse of the Brumadinho
Rahel Den Elzen The Risks and Challenges Faced Human Rights Defenders in Australia’s Extraterritorial Immigration Detention Regime
Barbara Bach Right to adequate housing for unaccompanied refugee girls – A search for special measures
Laura Chaparro Piedrahita The Right to the Truth in Transnational Justice Process: A Study of the Case of the Comprehensive System of Truth, Justice, Reparation and Non-Recurrence in Colombia
Mark Avi Freedman The State of Human Rights Education: Dissemination of Particular Knowledge
Nisreen Alkour Documentation on the Road to Transitional Justice in Syria
Salomao Ticiana Chiarastelli The dignity of persons with grave impairments. An exploration based on discourse ethics
Hayatulla Jawad Child protection under the spell of the Sharia. Analysis of the Covenant on the Rights of the Child in Islam

2023 Graduates

Adriana Masgras Deaf People under the CRPD. Contextualities, Option, Controversies.
Bakai Abdykul uulu Immunity under International Criminal Law
Julia Mazina Racist Discrimination in American Medical Systems. Addressing Black Maternal Mortality
Deniz Sharshenova  Violations to the Principle of Responsibility-Sharing under International Refugee Law: Contesting the Notion of the ‘Safe Third Country’