Friday 3 July - 12:00- 14:00
Villa Moynier (120B rue de Lausanne)
This roundtable will be dedicated to a topic that is currently the focus of controversial debates: the question of the relation between transitional justice, the international fight against impunity, and economic, social and cultural rights (ESCR). The discussion will be introduced by Dr. Evelyne Schmid, University of Basel, who will present her new book ‘Taking Social, Economic and Cultural Rights Seriously in International Criminal Law’.
The book, published by Cambridge University Press, critically explores the question of whether the neglect of economic, social and cultural abuses in international criminal law is a problem of positive international law or the result of choices made by actors involved in mechanisms such as criminal prosecutions or truth commissions. For further details please click here.
Accountability mechanisms for implementing the SDGs
18 June 2015, 13:00 – 15:00 pm
Palais des Nations, Room XVII, Geneva
The distinguished speakers will address the importance of human rights standards, mechanisms and principles in informing the debates on accountability for the Sustainable Development Goals. Building on the statements and resolutions by which the HRC already addressed the SDGs, the debate will review the practical experiences, working methods and potential contributions of the UPR process and treaty body reporting processes to national and global reporting processes that may be established in connection with the SDGs.
Geneva Academy Annual Report 2014
This narrative report includes all activities undertaken in 2014. We particularly thank the University of Geneva and the Graduate Institute, members of the Board, and the President of the Board, Professor Nicolas Michel, for their continuous support, and our partners and all our donors for their flourishing and fruitful cooperation.
Colloque en l'honneur du Professeur Nicolas Michel
Lundi 29 juin - 08:30 - 18:00
Uni-Mail, salle R290 (boulevard du pont d'Arve 40, Genève)
Le 29 juin 2015 s’est tenu dans les locaux de la Faculté de droit de l’Université de Genève un colloque international en l’honneur du professeur Nicolas Michel, qui prend sa retraite de la vie académique en ce mois de juillet.
Apply Now! Executive Master in International Law in Armed Conflict 2015-2016
The programme is a two-year post-graduate degree for practitioners, which builds on the Academy's cutting edge research, academic excellence and historic ties to the International Committee of the Red Cross. It features distinguished faculty from the University of Geneva, the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, and other world-renowned universities, as well as members of the wider judicial and human rights community.
The 2015 Antonio Cassese Summer School offers comprehensive, in-depth knowledge of the theoretical and practical application of these measures and practices. Based on both scholarly and practitioner expertise across a range of areas (including human rights, international criminal law, security reform, legal philosophy, gender politics) and country situations, the programme combines a general course on transitional justice with complementary topic-specific lectures.
The Summer School will take place at the Auditorium Jacques-Freymond (AJF), which is located in the Barton Park (Rue de Lausanne 132, 1202 Geneva) on the shores of the Lake of Geneva (see map).