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.
Training on the Protection of Human Rights & Environment
Dates: 7-11 March 2016 Important: change of deadline for the submission of applications Venue: Geneva (Villa Moynier) Fees: 1'530.-CHF (30% discount for PhD and master students)
This training is intended for environmentalists and human rights advocates, staff of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and national environmental and human rights institutions, representatives of governments, and staff of United Nations (UN) bodies and other international organizations, as well as members of academia. It will provide participants with a broad understanding of the synergies and tensions between the legal protection of human rights and the environment, and an in-depth knowledge on how to promote environmental protection through existing human rights mechanisms.
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 - 18-20 October 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.
What role do sanctions play in international law? What are the conditions to implement sanctions against a State? Who decides? Are sanctions auseful tool to avoid or stop armed conflicts? What does international law says about sanctions againstnon-State armed groups like the Islamic State or Boko Haram?
This course gives an introduction to the regime of sanctions under international law and their effectiveness to address contemporary forms of conflicts. It addresses the questions related to State responsibility, the pacific settlement of international disputes and the role of the International Court of Justice.
3 Mars 2016 I 18:00 – 20:30
A1A I Maison de la Paix (chemin Eugène-Rigot, 2) I Genève
Quels sont les défis actuels en matière de réparations des crimes de masse du passé ? Quels rôles pour la Cour pénale internationale, la Cour européenne des droits de l’homme, ou les juridictions nationales? Quelle place pour les victimes dans de tels processus ?
Ces différentes questions seront abordées et débattues par les différents intervenants, qui se pencheront également sur les leçons que l’on peut tirer des expériences du passé comme la Commission vérité et réconciliation d’Afrique du Sud, les réparations et restitutions pour les victimes de la Shoah, ou encore la Commission des réclamations entre l'Érythrée et l'Éthiopie.
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.