The Executive Master-Diploma of Advanced Studies in International Law in Armed Conflict (60 ECTS credits) is delivered jointly by the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies and the University of Geneva.
THE EXECUTIVE MASTER GRANTS AN LL.M. DIPLOMA
Our programme will enable you to:
- Acquire specialized knowledge regarding the protection of human rights in armed conflict and the legal framework applicable to armed conflicts and other emergencies
- Develop legal skills relevant to different complex situations
- Enhance your appreciation of the options and strategies available with regard to protection of individuals and vulnerable groups prosecution in times of armed violence.
- Duration: Classes take place from 3 October 2013 to 23 May 2014. The thesis must be submitted before 1 February 2015.
- Language of instruction: English
- Schedule: twice a week, on Thursday evenings (18:00-20:30) and on Friday afternoons (15:00-20:15)
- Number of places available: approximately twenty
- Venue: Villa Barton and Villa Moynier, Rue de Lausanne, Geneva, Switzerland
- Degree: Executive Master/Diploma of Advanced Studies in International Law in Armed Conflict (60 ECTS credits)
The courses of the programme cover four subject matters, Public International Law, International Humanitarian Law, International Criminal Law, and Human Rights in Armed Conflict. All courses are organized into several modules each of which consists of five classes. At the end of each module, participants are required to complete a take-home exam. The final course grade is calculated as average of the grades obtained in the take-home exams of each module in the respective course. The courses are complemented by tutorials.
- Module: Human Rights Law in Armed Conflict
- Module: Human Rights Case Law in Armed Conflict
- Module: Peace Keeping and Human Rights
- Module: Basic principles of IHL and the Conduct of Hostilities in International Armed Conflicts
- Module: Protection of Persons and Property in Armed Conflict in International Armed Conflicts
- Module: The Law of Non-International Armed Conflicts and Other Contested Issues
- Module: Weapons Law
- Module: Criminal Repression of International Crimes
- Module: The Establishment of International Criminal Tribunals
- Module: The International Criminal Court
- Module: Sources and Subjects of Public International Law - Selected Topics
- Module: Sanctions in Public International Law - Selected Topics
- Module: Post-conflict Situations and Reparations Programmes
Participants are required to write a research thesis under the supervision of a member of the Academy's Faculty. A module on research skills is organized to aid participants in the researching for and writing of the thesis. Upon submission of the thesis, participants are required to pass a thesis defense.
The programme is complemented by conferences, workshops, seminars, and other key events organized throughout the year by the Academy.