The Executive Master in International Law in Armed Conflict
The Executive Master in International Law in Armed Conflict (60 ECTS credits, equivalent to an LL.M.) is a part-time programme designed for working professionals who want to gain a thorough understanding of the international law that applies to situations of armed conflict. Based in Geneva, the programme runs over nine months (October 2016 – June 2017) and admits 15 to 20 practitioners annually.Courses take place on Thursday evenings and Friday afternoons. Six to nine additional months are needed to complete a Master’s thesis and defend it before a jury.
Three Training Courses on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in 2016
In 2016, the Geneva Academy offers three professional trainings on economic, social and cultural rights (ESCR): two introductory courses (one in English and the other in French), and an advanced course on monitoring techniques.
Training on the Rights of Peasants - 14-16 November 2016
This three days training course provides participants with a thorough understanding of the rights of peasants and other people working in rural areas and addresses key challenges related to land rights, land grabbing and the right to seeds. The training course also provides up-to-date information on the current negotiations on a new UN Declaration on the Rights of Peasants.
The latest Geneva Academy Annual Report is now available online.
Some of the 2015 highlights include:
Addressing central IHL dilemmas and challenges notably via the first academy Commentary to the Geneva Conventions
Launching a new Master in Transitional Justice, Human Rights and the Rule of Law that will be taught from September 2016
Analysing developments in weapons law notably by clarifying how and when the use of barrel bombs is prohibited under international law
Advancing economic, social and cultural rights notably via two new research projects analysing challenges to implementing the right to food in the contexts of land commercialization, land grabbing, food insecurity and poverty reduction.
The Academy aims at leading and promoting high level research and Policy Studies in its different areas of expertise, related to international norms in armed conflict and human rights policy questions, including international humanitarian law.