LL.M. in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights
The Geneva Academy’s LL.M. in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights provides students with a unique opportunity to follow advanced courses and seminars in all branches of international law applicable to situations of armed conflict and to grasp fully the interplay between them.
The faculty consists of renowned professors and lectures, recognized for their expertise in one of the branches of international law covered in the Master’s programme. In addition, experts and professionals are invited to teach short modules and to deliver lectures.
The 12-month programme includes core courses, optional courses, opportunities for professional experiences, the writing of a LL.M paper.
Apply Now! Leading in the Human Rights Council Training
Dates: 1-6 February 2016 (15.15 -19.15) Venue: Geneva (Villa Barton) Fees: 950.-CHF (Offered at CHF 750, reflecting a 20% discount, for registrations by 15 October)
Preparing for intense, high-level engagements during HRC sessions requires a deep understanding of the rules of the Council, as well as the personal acumen to advocate and negotiate “in the moment”—with good judgment and strong communications skills, which come from familiarity, practice and preparation for the Council sessions.
Livestreamed Launch Event - The 1949 Geneva Conventions: A Commentary
4 December 2015 I 12:30-14:00
Auditorium Ivan Pictet I Maison de la Paix
(chemin Eugène-Rigot 2) I Geneva
The four Geneva Conventions, adopted in 1949, remain the fundamental basis of contemporary international humanitarian law. In this ground-breaking commentary edited by Professors Andrew Clapham, Paola Gaeta, and Marco Sassòli and prepared under the auspices of the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights, over sixty international law experts investigate the application of the Geneva Conventions and explain how they should be interpreted today.
In this livestreamed launch event for the book just published by Oxford University Press, the three editors will discuss with key experts and the public specific issues addressed by the commentary, including the extent to which some of the Conventions’ rules can now be transposed to non-international armed conflicts, the relationship with other branches of international law (such as human rights law), and the implementation of the Geneva Conventions through inter alia international criminal courts.
7 December 2015 I 12:30 - 14:00
Maison de la Paix (chemin Eugène-Rigot, 2) I Geneva
Edited by our Research Fellow Christophe Gollay, along with Christophe Gironde and Peter Messerli, this new book analyses the impact of large-scale land acquisitions in Indonesia, the Philippines, Cambodia and Laos.
Large-scale land acquisition, or ‘land grabbing’, has become a key research topic among scholars interested in agrarian change, development, human rights and the environment. The book presents a series of thematic and in-depth case studies, puts ‘land grabbing’ into specific historical and institutional contexts and offers a human rights analysis of the phenomenon.
“Large- scale land acquisitions raise a series of concerns under international human right law” underlines Christophe Golay. “This book examines precisely the potential and limits of human rights mechanisms aimed at preventing and mitigating the negative consequences of ‘land grabbing’.”
A launch event, including presentation of the main findings by the editors and critical discussion, will take place at the Graduate Institute on 7 December 2015 between 12:30 and 14:00.
Based in the heart of international Geneva, this new Master on Transitional Justice, Human Rights and the Rule of Law comprehensively explores the theoretical debates that surround transitional justice as well as its practical applications.
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.