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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.
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.
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.
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.
Our research examines issues that are under-explored, need clarification, or are unconventional, experimental or challenging.
Our experts are leading academics in the fields of international humanitarian law, human rights and transitional justice.
Our events provide a critical and scholarly forum for experts and practitioners to debate topical humanitarian, human rights and transitional justice issues.
Olivier Chamard / Geneva Academy
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.
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.