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Master´s Program


Criminal Procedural Law

The Master’s Program in Criminal Procedural Law is a face-to-face postgraduate course, taught by national and foreign professors, created to provide training in a subject that had only been included at postgraduate level courses in our country. The program develops decision making capacities and imparts solid theoretical and practical knowledge in the specific field of criminal procedural law and, especially in view of the early implementation of the new system.

The main challenge of the reform process is the cultural factor; the success or failure of the reform depends to a large extent on people changing their frame of mind. The training offered in this course, focused on criminal process operators, can have a major impact on the practical management of the new system.

This proposal aims to have a strong impact on the comprehensive training of professionals and academics in this area, on the creation of transformative knowledge, and on the promotion of values, ultimately contributing to sustainable human development in the country within the framework of a rule of law.

Its main objective is academic excellence, knowledge, and the application of the general principles of law and positive law, as a basis for the rule of law, human value and social solidarity, to convey the idea of criminal process development based on the individual.


Law with a focus on Constitutional and Human Rights

In the last 25 years, constitutional law has undergone significant changes. This can be seen in the following aspects: a) the consolidation of the new constitutional state of law; b) the growing relationship between the Constitution and international human rights law; c) the consolidation of human rights as the center of the legal system; d) the development of new guidelines and interpretive principles; e) the updating of the Constitution itself to include more comprehensive visions of the constitutional phenomenon; f) the presence of the Constitution in daily judicial work; f) the interpretation of the lower order “from” the Constitution and “from” human rights; h) the coexistence of traditional rules with those of principle and added to subsumption, techniques of harmonization and weighting, etc.

The changes are so profound that we face the modification of all rights and the way in which we understand and consider them. The role of the traditional judge changed (and of course the legal operator), who only solved cases according to the law and through subsumption techniques. This figure has been replaced by another role that, without prejudice of the law, needs to search for solutions to new cases, conflict hypothesis, or tension among human rights, for which they must resort to the complex techniques of weighting or harmonization.

The first two sentences of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights against Uruguay not only created a commotion in our country, but also revealed the backwardness of our professionals in this matter. Faced with this reality, the existence of academic instances that allow us to take a deeper look into these questions seems to be essential.


Law with a focus on Contractual Civil Law

The rapid changes of recent times and the increasing complexity of social relations have strongly impacted private law, both in the fields of civil law and commercial law (especially in the area of contracts).
During these times of globalization, the technological revolution and the explosion of information are known as “the society of risk”: a society where a debate has been created between principles and the law, and they have redesigned the borders of public and private law.

This new era requires educational projects adjusted to the new reality to increase private law research through the promotion of postgraduate programs (specializations, Master’s degrees, and PhDs) and which allow university students to understand and process these changes from the development of knowledge and creative skills of our times.

The Master’s Program in Law with a focus on Contractual Civil Law is a program with a national and international perspective that presents interdisciplinary approaches that help develop a clear notion of the current situation. The legal application of the changes that have occurred in the world are in the area of contracts, both in professional practice and in teaching, with special reference to the exercise of different functions: administrative, jurisdictional, and legislative.

It is not a field where only the latest literature in each area is read or the foreign visitor is heard, but rather it is a space where candidates learn to learn and to investigate, and where they obtain the foundation to collectively create new knowledge: a space geared towards training solid operators and researchers for the intersubjective and group creation of knowledge. It is an unprecedented proposal in our country and it is reflected in a process of optimal education, in which each student follows a path of personal development with the support of teaching staff, mentors (who accompany the process), and dissertation tutors (who accompany the preparation process of the final dissertation).


Diplomas


Human Rights with a focus on:


Access to justice

AUSJAL and the twelve universities in the network have joined forces (with the support of IIHR) to improve the human rights situation in the region, through a specialized training experience consisting of a Diploma in Human Rights, offered four times a year.

The AUSJAL-IIDH in Human Rights with a focus on Access to Justice is offered in the southern areas of South America by the Catholic University of Uruguay. It is an international and interdisciplinary common interuniversity program that takes place in a blended face-to-face and remote mode; therefore it has limited places in the different countries’ regional locations part of the program.

It is jointly implemented by Pontifical University Javeriana of Bogotá, Rafael Landívar University of Guatemala, Ibero-American University of Mexico City, Iberoamerican University of Puebla, Catholic University of Uruguay, Catholic University Andrés Bello of Caracas, Pedro Bono Philosophical Institute of Santo Domingo, Antonio Ruiz University of Montoya de Lima, Alberto Hurtado University of Santiago de Chile, Technological and Higher Education Institute of the West of Guadalajara, Catholic University of Cordoba and Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador.


Citizen participation

AUSJAL and the twelve universities in the network have joined forces (with the support of IIHR) to improve the human rights situation in the region, through a specialized training experience consisting of a Diploma in Human Rights, which is offered three times a year.

The AUSJAL-IIDH in Human Rights with a focus on Citizen Participation is offered in the southern areas of South America by the Catholic University of Uruguay. It is an international and interdisciplinary common interuniversity program that takes place in a blended face-to-face and remote mode; therefore it has limited places in the different countries’ regional locations part of the program.

It is jointly implemented by Pontifical University Javeriana of Bogotá, Rafael Landívar University of Guatemala, Ibero-American University of Mexico City, Iberoamerican University of Puebla, Catholic University of Uruguay, Catholic University Andrés Bello of Caracas, Pedro Bono Philosophical Institute of Santo Domingo, Antonio Ruiz University of Montoya de Lima, Alberto Hurtado University of Santiago de Chile, Technological and Higher Education Institute of the West of Guadalajara, Catholic University of Cordoba, and Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador.


Education

AUSJAL and the twelve universities in the network have joined forces (with the support of IIHR) to improve the human rights situation in the region, through a specialized training experience consisting of a Diploma in Human Rights, which is offered three times a year.

The AUSJAL-IIDH in Human Rights with a focus on Education is offered in the southern areas of South America by the Catholic University of Uruguay. It is an international and interdisciplinary common interuniversity program that takes place in a blended face-to-face and remote mode; therefore it has limited places in the different countries’ regional locations part of the program.

It is jointly implemented by Pontifical University Javeriana of Bogotá, Rafael Landívar University of Guatemala, Ibero-American University of Mexico City, Iberoamerican University of Puebla, Catholic University of Uruguay, Catholic University Andrés Bello of Caracas, Pedro Bono Philosophical Institute of Santo Domingo, Antonio Ruiz University of Montoya de Lima, Alberto Hurtado University of Santiago de Chile, Technological and Higher Education Institute of the West of Guadalajara, Catholic University of Cordoba, and Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador.


Security and Human Rights

AUSJAL and the twelve universities in the network have joined forces (with the support of IIHR) to improve the human rights situation in the region, through a specialized training experience consisting of a Diplomat in Human Rights, which is offered four times a year.

One of these segments is Human Security and Human Rights, which is jointly implemented by: Pontifical University Javeriana of Bogotá, Rafael Landívar University of Guatemala, Ibero-American University of Mexico City, Iberoamerican University of Puebla, Catholic University of Uruguay, Catholic University Andrés Bello of Caracas, Pedro Bono Philosophical Institute of Santo Domingo, Antonio Ruiz University of Montoya de Lima, Alberto Hurtado University of Santiago de Chile, Technological and Higher Education Institute of the West of Guadalajara, Catholic University of Cordoba, and Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador.