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LLM in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights

The academic year is divided into two semesters – Fall and Spring. Fall Semester runs from September to December and Spring Semester from mid-February to June. Fall Semester is preceded by Orientation Week.

Exams take place at the end of Fall Semester (usually after the Christmas break: mid-January–beginning of February) and at the end of Spring Semester (usually mid-June–end of June). Retakes take place in July for Fall Semester exams and August for Spring Semester exams. The LLM Paper must be submitted by mid-August.

Graduation takes place towards the end of October.

Master of Advanced Studies in Transitional Justice, Human Rights and the Rule of Law

The academic year is divided into two semesters – Fall and Spring. Fall Semester runs from September to December and Spring Semester from mid-February to June. Fall Semester is preceded by Orientation Week.

Exams take place at the end of Fall Semester (usually after the Christmas break: mid-January–beginning of February) and at the end of Spring Semester (usually mid-June–end of June). Retakes take place in July for Fall Semester exams and August for Spring Semester exams. The master's paper must be submitted by mid-August.

Graduation takes place towards the end of October.

Executive Master in International Law and Armed Conflict

The Executive Master programme runs for two academic years. The first year is dedicated to courses, which start at the beginning of October at the beginning of June. Exams take place in June and July, with retakes in September.

In the second year participants focus on writing their master's thesis. They are not required to remain on campus. The thesis must be submitted in June of the next year and defended in August/September.

Graduation takes place towards the end of October.

Our Masters

Yemen, Aden, Kreiter. A civil rescue service volunteer takes a break from pulling out trapped people and dead bodies from beneath the rubble.

LLM in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights

Our LLM in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights is one of the most innovative and intellectually challenging programmes in international humanitarian law and human rights offered in Europe today.

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Guatemala, photos of disappeared on a wall

Master in Transitional Justice, Human Rights and the Rule of Law

Our Master in Transitional Justice, Human Rights and the Rule of Law is designed for young professionals who want to acquire high-level academic education and real-world practice in the field of transitional justice, human rights and the rule of law.

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Syria, Aleppo, Sheikh Massoud neighbourhood, near the frontline. Fighters of the Free Syrian Army.

Executive Master in International Law in Armed Conflict

Our Executive Master in International Law in Armed Conflict is one of the few part-time, innovative and intellectually challenging programmes in international humanitarian law and human rights offered today.

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Clarita Montant, student in the Master in Transitional Justice, Human Rights and the Rule of Law in a chocolate store in Geneva News

Master in Transitional Justice, Human Rights and the Rule of Law: What our Students Say

17 January 2017

In this interview, Clarita Montant, a French-American and Salvadorian student enrolled in the Master in Transitional Justice, Human Rights and the Rule of Law, tells us about the programme and life in Geneva.

Laura Baron-mendoza, LLM student, in front of the Place du Bourg de Four in Geneva News

LLM in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights: What our Students Say

19 January 2017

In this interview, Laura Baron-Mendoza, currently enrolled in the LLM in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights, tells us about the programme and life in Geneva.