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26 October - 13 December 2022
Application start 17 August 2022
Application end 12 October 2022
Fee: 1250 Swiss Francs

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Sources of Public International Law

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Descriptive

This online short course dwells on the means of international law-making (treaties, customary international law, unilateral acts, general principles of law etc.).In other words, the course looks at the sources from which public international law rules stem and at the entities that are empowered with the capacity of law-making in the international legal order.

It aims at enabling participants to develop a global perception of the international normative system and to get them acquainted with the role played by international norms in regulating international relations.

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:

  • Wednesday 26 October 2022, 12:00 – 14:00
  • Wednesday 2 November 2022, 12:00 – 14:00
  • Wednesday 9 November 2022, 12:00 – 14:00
  • Wednesday 16 November 2022, 12:00 – 14:00
  • Wednesday 30 November 2022, 12:00 – 14:00
  • Wednesday 7 December 2022, 12:00 – 14:00
  • Tuesday 13 December 2022, 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

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Giovanni Distefano

Professor of International Law at the University of Neuchatel

Giovanni Distefano's areas of research and expertise include public international law, the law of treaties, state responsibility and use of force.

Location

Online course

Access

The course will be conducted online using the ZOOM platform.

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