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.
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.
Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and Transitional Justice
Thursday 29 September 2016 I 18:30 – 20:00
Villa Moynier (rue de Lausanne 120B) I Geneva
Should transitional justice address questions of poverty, systematic inequality and discrimination, or should it be limited to political and civil rights violations, such as enforced disappearances and torture? How can economic, social and cultural rights be implemented concretely in post-conflict or post-authoritarian contexts? What practical challenges are likely to arise? The panelists will debate on these issues, discussing the challenges that may arise when the rights to food, health, housing, education or water are implemented in post-conflict or post-authoritarian situations.
IHL Talks - Refugees and Migrants: Legal and Human Challenges
Wednesday 5 October 2016 I 13:00 – 14:00
Auditorium Ivan Pictet B I Maison de la Paix (chemin Eugène-Rigot 2) I Geneva
The IHL Talks are a new series of events, hosted by the Geneva Academy, on international humanitarian law and current humanitarian topics. Every two months at lunchtime, academic experts, practitioners, policy makers and journalists discuss burning humanitarian issues and their regulation under international law.
Conférence-débat avec Philippe SANDS, Professeur, University College London
Lundi 10 octobre 2016 I 18 h 30
Salle M S150 I Uni-Mail (Boulevard du Pont-d'Arve 40) I Genève
A l’occasion de cette conférence-débat, Monsieur Philippe Sands présentera son ouvrage « East West Street: A Story about the Origins of Genocide and Crimes against Humanity». L’exposé du professeur Sands (en anglais) sera suivi d’une discussion, en français et en anglais.
Protection of Persons with Disabilities in Armed Conflict
The Geneva Academy has been awarded a research grant from the Swiss Network for Insternational Studies (SNIS) for a research project on the protection of persons with disabilities during armed conflict
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.