Alessandra Spadaro during the defence of her PhD thesis News

Our Former Teaching Assistant Alessandra Spadaro Successfully Defended her PhD Thesis

7 June 2021

While most of the existing scholarship focuses only on security detention or internment by armed groups in non-international armed conflicts, her thesis also studies the detentions of armed group members by their own group and criminal detentions for crimes related to the conflict as well as common crimes.

LLM Pleadings on South Ossetia at Villa Moynier News

Pleadings on the South Ossetia Conflict Take Place at Villa Moynier

17 May 2021

All LLM students – with the exception of one who pleaded online from Ethiopia – could plead at Villa Moynier in front of the jury composed of Professor Marco Sassòli and Lizaveta Tarasevich, an alumna of the Geneva Academy and Teaching Assistant at the University of Geneva.

The Faculty

Gloria Gaggioli

Director of the Geneva Academy and Associate/SNF Professor at the Law Faculty, University of Geneva

Marco Sassòli

Professor of International Law at the University of Geneva

Andrew Clapham

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

Vincent Chetail

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

Paola Gaeta

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

Robin Geiß

Swiss Chair of International Humanitarian Law at the Geneva Academy and Professor of International Law and Security at the University Of Glasgow

Nils Melzer

Swiss Human Rights Chair at the Geneva Academy , Professor of International Law at the University of Glasgow and UN Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.

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

Annyssa Bellal

Senior Research Fellow and Strategic Adviser on International Humanitarian Law

Teaching at the Geneva Academy has been an extremely enriching experience, both as a professional and as a human being. The quality of courses taught in the context of the LLM is very high and allows students to gather a solid academic knowledge, as well as a critical appraisal of contemporary issues of international humanitarian, human rights and criminal law.

Gabriella Citroni

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

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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