The Faculty

LLM students have the opportunity to be taught by leading academics in the fields of international humanitarian law and human rights.

Paola Gaeta

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

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

Cécile Aptel

Senior Legal Policy Adviser to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, and Associate Professor of International Law at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy

Gloria Gaggioli

Assistant Professor and Grant Holder of Excellence at the University of Geneva

Marko Milanovic

Associate Professor at the University of Nottingham School of Law

Robert Roth

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

William A. Schabas

Professor of International Law at Middlesex University, London

Vincent Chetail

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

Andrea Bianchi

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

Christof Heyns

Professor of Human Rights Law at the University of Pretoria

Frank Haldemann

Assistant Professor at the Law Faculty, University of Geneva, and Co-Director of the Master in Transitional Justice, Human Rights and the Rule of Law

Nils Melzer

Human Rights Chair at the Geneva Academy

Annyssa Bellal

Research Fellow and Strategic Adviser on International Humanitarian Law

Christophe Golay

Research Fellow and Strategic Adviser on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

Eric Steinmyller

Consultant and Trainer on International Humanitarian Law and Maritime Law Enforcement Issues

George Dvaladze

Teaching Assistant

Tom Gal

Teaching Assistant

Tadesse Kebebew

Teaching Assistant

Erin Maher

Teaching Assistant

Jean-Baptiste Maillart

Teaching Assistant

Elvina Pothelet

Teaching Assistant

Ilia Maria Siatitsa

Teaching Assistant

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.

Marco Sassòli

Professor of International Law at the University of Geneva

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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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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Events

Our events provide a critical and scholarly forum for experts and practitioners to debate topical humanitarian, human rights and transitional justice issues.

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Research

Our research examines issues that are under-explored, need clarification, or are unconventional, experimental or challenging.

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