Recognizing Exceptional Academic Work
The Executive Master programme promotes academic excellence and independent critical thinking. One of its core outputs is a master’s paper written under the guidance of a faculty member.
Awarded every year during the Graduation Ceremony, the Best Executive Master Paper Prize distinguishes a graduating student for a master's paper of exceptional academic quality.
The UN Security Council and Common Article 1: Understanding the Role of Peacekeeping Operations in Ensuring Respect for IHL examines the applicability of article 1 common to the Geneva Conventions of 1949 – on the obligation to respect and ensure respect for IHL – to the UN, with a specific focus on peacekeeping operations.
VOA, Wikimedia Commons
Our Rule of Law in Armed Conflict (RULAC) online portal classified the armed violence opposing Mozambique to RENAMO splinter groups and the al-Shabab as non-international armed conflicts.
Our new Working Paper Non-State Actors and Enforced Disappearances: Defining a Path Forward discusses the growing phenomenon of disappearances committed by non-state actors and the need to rethink the current definition of enforced disappearance to address this reality, improve the situation of victims and ensure proper accountability of non-state actors.
The Executive Master has provided me with a much greater expertise and a range of fantastic legal tools that help me better understand and analyse international issues impacting states’ decisions, such as those related to disaster responses, influx of refugees or fight against armed groups.