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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.
Ten years after the establishment of the UN Human Rights Council, our new publication highlights the current challenges related to the Council’s approach to armed non-state actors and proposes recommendations to better address this phenomenon.
We are pleased to announce that the American Society of International Law has awarded their 2017 Certificate of Merit for ‘High Technical Craftsmanship and Utility to Practicing Lawyers and Scholars’ to the book The 1949 Geneva Conventions: A Commentary, edited by Professors Andrew Clapham, Paola Gaeta, and Marco Sassòli.