Recognizing Exceptional Academic Work
Olivier Chamard / Geneva Academy
Every year, we award two prizes to graduating students for their exceptional academic work.
The Henry Dunant Prize, worth 5,000 Swiss Francs, is presented to a member of the graduating class for an original and didactical LLM paper that deepens, strengthens and renews the ideals and commitment of Henry Dunant. Through this award, the Henry Dunant Prize Foundation and the Geneva Academy motivate young people to disseminate knowledge on international rules that protect victims of armed conflict and states of emergency.
The recipients of the Henry Dunant Prize also have the opportunity to publish their paper in the International Review of the Red Cross, a leading publication on international humanitarian law, humanitarian policy and humanitarian action.
The Best LLM Paper Prize distinguishes a graduating student for an LLM paper of exceptional academic quality.
Sandra Pointet/Geneva Academy
Exceptional academic papers are honoured with four distinguished prizes that acknowledge outstanding academic achievements: the Henry Dunant Research Prize, the Best LLM Paper Prize, the Best MTJ Paper Prize, and, for the inaugural time this year, the Best ExMas Paper Prize.
The papers aim to allow students to investigate a subject of special interest and deepen their expertise through research as well as exchanges with experts, scholars and practitioners.
Since this academic year, recipients of the Henry Dunant Prize will have the opportunity to publish their paper in the International Review of the Red Cross, a leading publication on IHL, humanitarian policy and humanitarian action.
To teach International Humanitarian Law (IHL) at the Geneva Academy is a unique pleasure and challenge: nowhere else will you find so many brilliant young people from all around the world, keen to specialize in IHL and to work in this field; nowhere else will I be subject to so many challenging questions on the most cutting-edge IHL issues, many of which I discover thanks to the students, but some of which I am perfectly unable to answer.
We offer scholarships to outstanding students who are unable to secure the funding required to cover tuition fees and/or the cost of living in Geneva.
LLM students have the opportunity to be taught by leading academics in the fields of international humanitarian law and human rights.
Our objective is to produce graduates who will be leaders in the humanitarian, human rights and transitional justice fields.
Our research examines issues that are under-explored, need clarification, or are unconventional, experimental or challenging.