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.
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 World's First Training on the Rights of Peasants
Deadline for applications requiring visa: 1 September
Deadline for applications not requiring visa: 15 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:
20 August 2014: Applicants requiring visas to enter Switzerland
27 August 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.
Apply Now - Executive Master in International Law in Armed Conflict
The enrolment process is now open for the Academy's Executive Master in Armed Conflict, which offers a unique opportunity to acquire in-depth knowledge in specific areas of International Law in Armed Conflict. Drawing on the expertise of the Academy’s specialized staff as well as experts from the International Committee of the Red Cross and other Geneva based non-governmental organizations, the training modules are specifically tailored to meet the practical needs of professionals. These factors make the Academy's Specialized Training Modules a highly valued and internationally respected qualification.
Biking from Geneva to Solferino, fundraising and helping a future student of the Geneva Academy
Departure from Geneva on 25 August and arrival in Solferino on 29 August
The first annual Academy fundraiser will take place this summer with the goal of raising 15’000 CHF (cost of the tuition fees for the LL.M.) by embarking on a bike tour from Geneva to Solferino, the birthplace of IHL. Following the footsteps of Henry Dunant (though he probably rode a coach) a 650 KM tour, including a 20 km mountain pass through the Alps (Col du Simplon), in 5 days. We will leave on Monday 25 August early in the morning hoping to reach Solferino by Friday, August 29.
The Situation of Women’s Rights 20 Years after the Vienna World Conference on Human Rights
Monday 16 June I 1pm – 3pm
Palais des Nations (room XVI) I Geneva
The Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action (VDPA) -
adopted by the 171 participating states at the 1993 United Nations World Conference on Human Rights held in Vienna - was a watershed moment in the women’s human rights movement. The Academy In-Brief 'The Situation of Women's Rights 20 Years after the Vienna World Conference on Human Rights' takes stock of what has been achieved since then and considers ongoing and contemporary violations of women's rights including: intimate partner violence domestic violence; trafficking of women and girls and sexual violence in armed conflict; and the responses of states and the UN to these violations.