LLM Paper

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Our LLM promotes academic excellence and independent critical thinking. One of its core outputs is an LLM paper (6 ECTS credits) on a specific issue addressed by the programme and written under the guidance of a Faculty member.

Investigate a subject of special interest

This paper, written in English or French, gives students an opportunity to investigate a subject of special interest to them and deepen their knowledge and expertise through research as well as exchanges with experts, scholars and practitioners.

How We Work

Our teaching enables specialists to apply legal frameworks to complex situations – Afghanistan, Central African Republic, Colombia, Iraq, Syria – and challenging processes such as criminal proceedings, political transitions, international negotiations and humanitarian interventions.

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Awards

Every year, we award two prizes to LLM graduate students for their exceptional academic work: the Henry Dunant Prize and the Best LLM Paper Prize.

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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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Experts

Our experts are leading academics in the fields of international humanitarian law, human rights and transitional justice.

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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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Participants in the expert seminar on the right to land and other natural resources, Palais des Nations, 17 November 2016 News

Expert Seminar: The Right to Land and Other Natural Resources

28 November 2016

More than 60 participants – leading experts, states’ representatives, academics and civil society’s representatives – discussed the inclusion of a right to land and other natural resources in the UN declaration on the rights of peasants and other people working in rural areas.

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Use of Force in Law Enforcement and the Right to Life: The Role of the UN Human Rights Council

29 November 2016

Our new publication examines how the right to life is affected by law enforcement agencies’ use of force and identifies how the HRC could further promote respect for international standards governing policing.