A part-time programme tailored for professionals who want to acquire a solid and comprehensive legal knowledge of the legal aspects of armed conflict.
12 April - 18 May 2018 (Friday Evenings)
13 April - 4 May 2017 (Friday Evenings)
26 April - 24 May 2018 (Thursday Evenings)
In this ground-breaking commentary, conducted under the auspices of the Geneva Academy, over sixty international law experts investigate the application of the Geneva Conventions and explain how they should be interpreted today.
In 2017, 55 situations of armed violence amounted to armed conflicts according to the definitions under international humanitarian law and international criminal law. The vast majority were non-international armed conflicts, as in preceding years. The analysis highlights two salient features: the multiplication of armed non-state actors and unprecedented casualties linked to armed gang violence.
This Geneva Academy Wednesday proposes to discuss these current issues on classification and applicable law under international humanitarian law.
Director of the Geneva Academy and Professor of International Criminal Law at the University of Geneva
Swiss National Science Foundation Professor at the Law Faculty of the University of Geneva
Professor of Public International Law at the Law Faculty, University of Geneva
Professor of International Law at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies
We provide training and short courses for professionals who want to deepen their expertise in a specific issue.
Our objective is to produce graduates who will be leaders in the humanitarian, human rights and transitional justice fields.
The Geneva Academy alumni community is made up of over 700 members who work worldwide in the humanitarian and human rights fields.
Courses cover the law of armed conflict, international human rights law and international criminal law, and also address current issues and challenges.
The Executive Master perfectly complemented my experience in human rights law and laid the ground for future opportunities in the international humanitarian field.