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15 December 2022 - 17 January 2023
Application start 17 August 2022
Application end 1 December 2022
Fee: 1250 Swiss Francs

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The Implementation of International Human Rights Law

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Descriptive

This online short course aims at presenting the institutions and procedures in charge of the implementation of international human rights law.

It will start with a presentation of the main regional systems (European, African, Inter-American) and will then focus on the various components of the United Nations system: the Human Rights Council and its procedure, and the treaty bodies. The expectations and strategies of the various actors will be looked at.

At the end of the course, the participants will be in a position to understand the procedures, but will also have acquired the main information so as to use them effectively for their own purpose.

Online

This is an online short course.

Audience

This short course forms part of the Geneva Academy Executive Master in International Law in Armed Conflict. It is open to professionals – diplomats, lawyers, legal advisers, judges, NGO staff, human rights advocates, media specialists, professionals working in emergency situations, UN staff and staff from other international organizations – who are not enrolled in the Executive Master and who want to deepen their expertise in this specific issue.

Schedule

Courses take place online during lunchtime on:

  • Thursday 15 December 2022, 12:00 – 14:00
  • Friday 16 December 2022, 12:00 – 14:00
  • Thursday 5 january 2023, 12:00 – 14:00
  • Friday 6 January 2023, 12:00 – 14:00
  • Thursday 12 January 2023, 12:00 – 14:00
  • Friday 13 January 2023, 12:00 – 14:00
  • Tuesday 17 January 2023, 12:00 – 14:00 (tutorial)

Fee

The fee for this short course is 1,250 Swiss Francs. In case of cancellation by the participants, CHF 200 won't be returned.

Certificate

Participants obtain a certificate at the end of the course (no ECTS credits are gained).

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted via this online form.

Your application will have to include:

  • A short motivation letter (no more than one page)
  • Your curriculum vitae
  • Proof of your competence in English (a certificate or statement highlighting your solid background in English)
  • A valid copy of your visa or residence permit for candidates wishing to follow the short course in Geneva (only applicants who require a visa to enter the Schengen area)

Once admitted to the course, participants receive instructions on how to pay. Proof of payment is required before you begin the course.

Professor and Lecturer

Portrait of Olivier de Frouville

Olivier de Frouville

Professor of Public Law at the University of Paris 2 (Panthéon-Assas) and Director of the Paris Human Rights Center

Olivier de Frouville is also the Vice-Chair of the UN Committee on Enforced Disappearances

Location

Online course

Access

The course will be conducted online using the ZOOM platform.

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