South Ossetia, Georgia, 2009: Tskhinvali. A year after the conflict that divided South Ossetians and Georgians, much of the town of Tskhinvali is still badly damaged. Event

Public Pleadings by LLM Students on the 2008 South Ossetian Conflict

31 May 2018, 09:00-16:00

In the framework of the LLM course on international humanitarian law (IHL) given by Professor Gloria Gaggioli, students will plead for Russia and Georgia arguing that the side they represent respected IHL while the adverse side has violated IHL.

Gaza City, 2014. Palestinians check the remains of Al-Basha, a building that was destroyed by an Israeli air strike. Event

Public Pleadings by LLM Students on the Summer 2014 Gaza Conflict

1 June 2018, 09:00-16:00

In the framework of the LLM course on international humanitarian law (IHL), students will plead for Israel and Palestine arguing that the side they represent has respected IHL while the adverse side has violated IHL.

The Faculty

Paola Gaeta

Professor of International Law at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies

Andrew Clapham

Professor of International Law at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies

Gloria Gaggioli

Swiss National Science Foundation Professor at the Law Faculty of the University of Geneva

William A. Schabas

Professor of International Law at Middlesex University, London

Noam Lubell

Swiss Chair of International Humanitarian Law at the Geneva Academy and Professor of Public International Law and Head of the School of Law at the University of Essex

Neus Torbisco-Casals

Visiting Professor of International Law at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies

The knowledge I acquired at the Geneva Academy has proved extremely useful in my daily activities as a legal officer. And the fellow students I spent long hours in the library with are still among my closest friends.

Emilie Max, Legal Officer, Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs

Course Catalogue

Core courses provide a solid legal basis and understanding of public international law, international humanitarian law, international human rights law, international refugee law and international criminal law.

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Military Briefings

This unique series of events relating to military institutions and the law aims to improve our students’ knowledge of military actors and operations.

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Moot Courts

Our LLM students can participate in two moot courts, the prestigious Jean-Pictet Competition on international humanitarian law and the Nuremberg Moot Court Competition.

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Internships

Our LLM students have the opportunity to acquire first-hand professional experience via internships with Geneva-based humanitarian and human rights actors

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