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17-31 October 2019
Application start 26 August 2019
Application end 10 October 2019
Fee: 1150 Swiss Francs

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Introduction to International Human Rights Law

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Descriptive

This short course will provide participants with an introduction to substantive human rights law as well as to the functioning of international mechanisms for the protection of human rights.

It will start with an introduction to the nature and sources of international human rights law and its place in the international legal system. The course will then provide a presentation of the main principles applicable to substantive rights (jurisdiction, obligation and limitations), before examining the different institutional mechanisms for the protection of human rights, both at the universal and regional levels. Chosen topics will be finally be explored to give concrete examples of current dilemmas and challenges.

At the end of the course, participants will be in a position to further delve into human rights literature and case law in order to enhance their grasp of the law and understand the major debates and controversies in the field of human rights protection.

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

Classes take place on:

  • Thursday 17 October  2019, 18:00 – 20:30
  • Friday 18 October 2019, 18:15 – 20:45
  • Thursday 24 October 2019, 18:00 – 20:30
  • Friday 25 October 2019, 18:15 – 20:45
  • Thursday 31 October 2019, 18:00 – 20:30

Certificate

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

How to Apply

Applications for this short course must be submitted via the online form. If you encounter problems with your application, do not hesitate to contact us.

Your application will need 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 (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 a member of the United Nations Human Rights Committee and of the Institut Universitaire de France.

Location

Villa Moynier, 120B Rue de Lausanne, Geneva

Access

Public Transport

Tram 15, Direction Nations - tram stop Butini

Bus 1 or 25, Direction Jardin Botanique - bus stop Sécheron

Access for people with disabilities

Villa Moynier is accessible to people with disabilities. If you have a disability or any additional needs and require assistance in order to participate fully, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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