First graduate in International and European Law

18. July 2018

Last Monday was an important day in the modern history of the Faculty of Law, Palacký University Olomouc. The Faculty has the first graduate of the follow-up Master's programme with the specialization International and European Law, which is taught in English. On Monday a French, Arthur Julien Thevenet fulfilled the last condition for the termination of study. In the presence of the commission, he successfully defended his diploma thesis Reparations for human rights violations committed by peacekeepers in the scope of the UN peacekeeping operations.

Arthur Julien Thévenet arrived at the Olomouc Faculty of Law for the first time at the beginning of the academic year 2016/2017 from the partner university of Clermont Auvergne to study under the Erasmus+ programme. During this year's stay, he decided to continue his studies in the two-year follow-up study at the Faculty concentrating mainly on the subjects which partly covered the study requirements of the follow-up Master's programme International and European Law. In the course of this academic year, he passed the additional required colloquiums and examinations, including the final state examination. Arthur Julien Thévenet managed to terminate the study programme in one year instead of the originally planned two years.

Graduates of the Master's programme International and European Law can find jobs primarily in central government bodies, international organizations, European Union institutions, private and non-profit sectors (international NGOs) where specialized knowledge of international and European law is needed.