Joint PhD programme with Wits University in South Africa

University of Witwatersrand

'The normative force of the most basic human rights against violence, enslavement, and coercion, and of the most basic humanitarian duties of rescue from immediate danger, depends only on our capacity to put ourselves in other people’s shoes.'

Thomas Nagel (2005), ‘The Problem of Global Justice’

ISS-Wits joint PhD programme

About the joint PhD programme

N.B. Please note that the programme is currently NOT accepting applications.

This programme makes it possible for candidates to obtain a joint PhD degree from both Erasmus University Rotterdam, through the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) and the University of the Witwatersrand, through the Oliver Schreiner School of Law.

The programme has admitted 3 candidates (in 2016, 2017 and 2018 respectively).

Further information

Use the links below to find out more about the programme

Dr Jeff Handmaker

Jeff Handmaker
Email address
+31 70 4260585
PO Box29776
2502 LT
The Hague

Contact Jeff Handmaker for more information about this joint PhD programme

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