Joshua Niyo holding his paper in front of the Geneva Academy News

Our Teaching Assistant Joshua Niyo Receives the Best Paper Prize at the 2019 AHRI Conference

17 September 2019

Joshua Niyo is the first recipient of this new prize for his paper ‘Legal Obligations for Armed Non-State Actors: Can IHL and IHRL Learn from Each Other?’.

Student taking notes News

Twenty Pages to Address Topical IHL and Human Rights Issues

10 September 2019

Students of our LLM in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights spent most of their summer working on their LLM papers: around 20 pages to discuss a specific issue in international humanitarian law and human rights in armed conflict.

The Faculty

Paola Gaeta

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

Marco Sassòli

Director of the Geneva Academy and Professor of International Law at the University of Geneva

Neus Torbisco-Casals

Visiting 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 and Lecturer at the University of Neuchâtel

William A. Schabas

Professor of International Law at Middlesex University, London

Gabriella Citroni

Professor of International Human Rights Law at the University of Milano-Bicocca

Nils Melzer

Swiss Human Rights Chair at the Geneva Academy

Vincent Chetail

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

While the focus is on humanitarian law in all its aspects, the LLM also provides a thorough base in other aspects of international law, which makes it a versatile degree that can lead to a wide variety of career paths, such as mine, working for the Belgian asylum office.

Eline Goovaerts

Legal Service, Office of the Commissioner-General for Refugees and Stateless Persons, Brussels

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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