This course discusses the extent to which states may limit and/or derogate from their international human rights obligations in order to prevent and counter terrorism and thus protect persons under their jurisdiction.
This course discusses the protection offered by international humanitarian law in non-international armed conflicts.
This short course analyses the main international and regional norms governing the international protection of refugees.
This course focuses on five particular categories of challenges of international criminal justice: legal or normative, investigative and evidential, political, the defence, and the legacy.
We are delighted to invite all our alumni for the 2019 Alumni Gathering that will take place on Saturday 25 May 2019 in Geneva!
Our Rule of Law in Armed Conflict (RULAC) online portal provides a detailed analysis and legal classification of the various non-international armed conflicts that are taking place in Sudan, including information about parties to these conflicts.
Our new article The Syrian Conflict: Nearing the End? provides an overview of the current situation in Syria, details the role and involvement of the various armed groups in the multiple and overlapping non-international armed conflicts that are taking place throughout the country, and maps foreign involvement of countries like the United States, Turkey, Iran or Russia in the international armed conflicts that are ongoing in Syria.
Swiss National Science Foundation Professor at the Law Faculty of the University of Geneva and Lecturer at the University of Neuchâtel
Director of the Geneva Academy and Professor of International Law at 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 Geneva Academy offers a unique opportunity to acquire an in-depth knowledge of the main international law branches that are relevant for the protection of individuals in armed conflict and other situations of violence. The strong academic level of the students, the diversity of cultures represented in the programme and the richness of in-class discussions on contemporary legal issues makes teaching at the Geneva Academy a true pleasure.