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Andrew Clapham

Andrew Clapham

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Director of the Geneva Academy and of its Policy Studies programme, Andrew Clapham is Professor of International Law at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies since 1997. Before joining the Institute, he was the Representative of Amnesty International to the United Nations in New York. His current research relates to the role of non-state actors in international law and related questions in human rights and humanitarian law. His publications include Human Rights: A Very Short Introduction (2007), Human Rights Obligations of Non-State Actors (2006), and International Human Rights Lexicon (2005), with Susan Marks.
 

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Fausto Pocar

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Fausto Pocar is Professor of International Law at the Law Faculty of the University of Milan, where he has also served as the Dean of the Faculty of Political Sciences and as the Vice-Rector. He is the author of numerous publications on International Law, including Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, Private International Law and European Law. He has lectured at The Hague Academy of International Law. He is a member of the board of the Institute of International Law and  Vice-President of San Remo’s Institute of International Humanitarian Law, as well as a member of several other international law associations. He has served for 16 years (1984-2000) as a member of the Human Rights Committee under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and has been its Chairman (1991-92) and Rapporteur (1989-90).

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Andrea Bianchi

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Andrea Bianchi is Professor of international law at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies since 2002. Professor Bianchi was previously Full Professor at the Catholic University, Milan, and Associate Professor at the University of Parma. Until 2002, he was also Professorial Lecturer in International Law at the Bologna Centre of the Johns Hopkins University. His publications address topics that range from international human rights and humanitarian law,international economic law, the law of jurisdiction and jurisdictional immunities to state responsibility and the law of treaties. Recently he has published on international law and terrorism and on non-state actors.

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Vincent Chetail

Prof. Vincent Chetail

 


Vincent Chetail is Professor of International Law at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies and Director of the Global Migration centre. He is also a Board Member of the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights and, from 2004 to 2012, was the Research Director of the Geneva Academy.

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Gabriella Citroni

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Professor of International Human Rights Law at the University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy. She acts as the international legal advisor for the Latin American Federation of Associations of Relatives of Disappeared People (FEDEFAM). From 2008 she also works as senior legal advisor for the Swiss NGO TRIAL (Track Impunity Always). From 2003 to 2005 she was a member, as legal advisor, of the Italian delegation at the United Nations during the negotiations of the International Convention on the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance.

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Eibe Riedel

Professor, International Law

Eibe Riedel is the Swiss Chair of Human Rights at the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights, Chair of German and Comparative Public Law, European and International Law (em.) at the University of Mannheim, Germany, and a member of the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.
 
 

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Cécile Aptel

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Cecile Aptel is the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights’ Senior Legal Policy Adviser, and is also Associate Professor of International Law at Tufts’ Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. Prof. Aptel has done legal, policy and humanitarian work for 20 years, working for several UN entities, the European Union, think-tanks and NGOs. Her expertise and publications in international criminal law and transitional justice are underpinned by her professional experience: she joined the newly-established UN international tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and for Rwanda in 1995 and worked there in different legal and policy functions until 2005.  She participated in the drafting of the first international judgments on the crime of genocide and in the design of the Tribunals' completion strategies. She directly contributed to the establishment of the State Court of Bosnia-Herzegovina's War Crimes Chamber (2005) and of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon (2006).
 

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Marco Sassòli

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Prof. Marco Sassòli

Marco Sassòli, is professor of international law and director of the Department of international law and international organization at the University of Geneva. He is commissioner of the International Commission of Jurists’ (ICJ). From 2001-2003, he has taught at the Université du Québec à Montreal, Canada, where he remains associate professor. From 1985-1997 he has worked for the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), inter alia as deputy head of its legal division, head of the ICRC delegations in Jordan and Syria and as protection coordinator for the former Yugoslavia. During a sabbatical leave in 2011, he joined again the ICRC delegation in Islamabad. He has also served as registrar at the Swiss Supreme Court.

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Giovanni Distefano

Professor, International Law

Giovanni Distefano received his PhD in International relations, majoring in International law, from the Graduate Institute of International Studies, Geneva. Since February 2009 he has been a Professor at the Faculty of Law at the University of Neuchatel.
 
 

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Frank Haldemann

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Frank Haldemann is SNSF Professor at the Law Faculty of the University of Geneva and teaches Transitional Justice at the Geneva Academy for International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights. Prior to joining the University of Geneva, he was a post-doctoral fellow at the New York University School of Law, the University of Leiden and the University of Pretoria.

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Nicolas Michel

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Professor at the Faculty of Law of the University of Geneva, Nicolas Michel is also Adjunct Professor at the Graduate Institute of International Studies and Development. Since March 2009 he chairs the Board of the Academy. From 2004-2008, he was Under-Secretary-General for Legal Affairs and United Nations Legal Counsel.
 
 

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William Schabas

Professor, International Law

William Schabas is Professor of Human Rights Law at the National University of Ireland, Galway, and Director of the Irish Centre for Human Rights.His numerous publications include Genocide in International Law (2000), The Abolition of the Death Penalty in International Law (2002), The United Nations International Criminal Tribunals, the former Yugoslavia, Rwanda, Sierra Leone (2006), International Human Rights Law and Canadian Law: Legal Commitment, Implementation and the Charter (2007). He is Editor-in-chief of the Criminal Law Forum, and a member of the Board of Trustees of the United Nations Voluntary Fund for Technical Cooperation in the Field of Human Rights.

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