Human Rights Protection

Afghanistan, Parwan detention facility Short Courses

The Repression of Terrorism: Issues and Debates

16 February - 10 March 2017

The course analyzes issues related to the fight against terrorism from a criminal law perspective.

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South Lebanon, Tyre. “We will never forget you, my dear brother Mohammad Jamil Abbas.” This is one of the many messages written by the families of the missing and tied to olive trees planted by the families of disappeared Short Courses

Gender in Transitional Justice

21 February - 16 May 2017

This course sheds light on the history and concept of gender studies and their impact on current transitional justice debates. It focuses especially on developments at the UN level.

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Pakistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, Lower Dir disctrict, Kamala village. Those farmers lucky enough to have Trainings

The Protection of Human Rights and the Environment

27 February - 3 March 2017

This training course provides participants with a deep understanding of the international legal framework for the protection of human rights (HR) and the environment as well as in-depth knowledge of how to promote environmental protection through existing HR mechanisms.

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North Kivu province, Kitchanga downtown. The insanitary conditions next to the market worsens the situation of the residents affected by the recent violence. Short Courses

The Interplay between International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights

16-31 March 2017

This course focuses on the interplay between international humanitarian law (IHL) and human rights law (HRL). Key issues such as the application of human rights in armed conflicts, the extraterritorial application of HRL and the different theories pertaining to the interplay between IHL and HRL, including in particular the lex specialis maxim, are addressed.

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Drawing of soldiers on a wall Short Courses

Human Rights, the Rule of Law and Institutional Reform: An Introduction

30 March - 5 May 2017

This course explores the international dimension of the rule of law and its promotion in transitional contexts, focusing on institutional reform and guarantees of non-recurrence.

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Commemoration on the day of disappeared Spring School

Transitional Justice Spring School: Transitional Justice, Memory and Culture

3-7 April 2017

The Transitional Justice Spring School 2017 aims to address the roles of memory and culture in transitional justice processes through an interdisciplinary, comprehensively structured high-quality one-week programme.

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UN Mission patrols disputed area in Sudan Short Courses

Peacebuilding in Post-Conflict and Fragile Situations

6 April - 4 May 2017

This course provides a concise and systematic treatment of the peacebuilding process in post-conflict and fragile situations.

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Syria, Aleppo. The build-up of waste is a serious health risk Trainings

Training on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights


 The Geneva Academy offers professional training on economic, social and cultural rights (ESCR) in Geneva and in the field.

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