The Geneva Academy welcomes Professor Robert Roth as the new Director
Professor Robert Roth has been appointed as Director of the Geneva Academy, as of 1 August 2014. A renowned scholar on international criminal justice Professor Roth has been dean of the Law Faculty of the University of Geneva and, in this capacity, was intensively involved in the creation of the Academy, before being called to become Presiding Judge of the Trial Chamber of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon, a position that he left in September 2013.Professor Roth will replace Professors Paola Gaeta and Andrew Clapham, who are stepping down as directors of the Academy after many years of dedicated leadership.
Wednesday 8 October I 12:15-14:00
Auditorium 2 I Maison de la Paix (2, rue Eugène-Rigot)
The discussion will center on the role of International judges in the application and development of the law of mixed and special tribunals. The book assesses the role played by national courts during armed conflicts, through different examples such as the US, Israel and UK courts.
Deadline for applications requiring visa: 7 September
Deadline for applications not requiring visa: 19 October
This training will provide participants with a broad understanding of the rights of peasants and other people working in rural areas and in-depth knowledge on how to promote these rights in their work.
Training on Understanding Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (17 - 21 November 2014)
Deadline for applications:
17 September 2014: Applicants requiring visas to enter Switzerland
7 November 2014: Applicants who do not require visas to enter Switzerland
This training will provide human rights advocates, staff of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and national human rights institutions, representatives of governments, and staff of UN bodies and other international organizations, as well as members of the academia, with a broad understanding of economic, social and cultural rights (ESC rights), and in-depth knowledge on how to promote ESC rights in their work.
New Clarity on Law in War: The Oxford Handbook of International Law in Armed Conflict
A new book released as part of Oxford Scholarly Authorities on International Law, co-edited by Graduate Institute Professors Andrew Clapham and Paola Gaeta, brings clarity to the application of international law in armed conflict. The book includes sections on contemporary challenges; sources of international law; land, air and maritime warfare; occupations, peace operations and neutrality; humanitarian law, genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes; proportionality; the right to life, torture, the protection of the environment and cultural property; terrorism; refugee law; gender; accountability including for private security companies and non-state armed groups, jurisdiction and transnational justice.
Edited by Andrew Clapham, Institute Professor of Public International Law and Paola Gaeta, Adjunct Professor of International Law at the Institute and Professor of International Criminal Law at the University of Geneva, the book includes chapters by more than 30 international experts, bringing a global, multi-disciplinary perspective on the place of law in war.
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.
The Antonio Cassese Initiative for Justice, Peace and Humanity is to promote global activities in various disciplines, including human rights, peace, international justice, transitional justice and development