Cover page of the War Report 2017 News

The War Report: Armed Conflicts in 2017

22 March 2018

In 2017, 55 situations of armed violence amounted to armed conflicts according to the definitions under international humanitarian law and international criminal law. The vast majority were non-international armed conflicts, as in preceding years. The analysis highlights two salient features: the multiplication of armed non-state actors and unprecedented casualties linked to armed gang violence.


Master in Transitional Justice: What our Students Say

7 December 2017

In this interview, Owiso Owiso, currently enrolled in our Master of Advanced Studies in Transitional Justice, Human Rights and the Rule of Law, tells us about the programme and life in Geneva.

The Faculty

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

Christof Heyns

Professor of Human Rights Law at the University of Pretoria

Sévane Garibian

Swiss National Science Foundation Professor of Law at the University of Geneva and Associate Professor at the University of Neuchâtel

William A. Schabas

Professor of International Law at Middlesex University, London

Clara Sandoval

Senior Lecturer at the School of Law, University of Essex, and Director of the Essex Transitional Justice Network

Neus Torbisco-Casals

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

Frank Haldemann

Co-Director of the Master in Transitional Justice, Human Rights and the Rule of Law

Rama Mani

Senior Research Associate at the University of Oxford’s Centre for International Studies and Councillor at the World Future Council

We are witnessing the critical role that transitional justice plays in addressing massive human rights violations and contributing to sustainable peace in many contexts around the world.

David Tolbert

President of the International Center for Transitional Justice

Course Catalogue

The programme is structured around five modules that cover central theoretical and practical issues in the fields of transitional justice, human rights and the rule of law.

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Clinical Work

The Master in Transitional Justice's clinical work comprises seminars that facilitate dialogue and critical reflection on specific situations.

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Our Campus

Our campus spans from Geneva’s international area to downtown Geneva with its vibrant cultural life.

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Student Life

Our Master in Transitional Justice, Human Rights and the Rule of Law is organized around intimate learning communities enabling close interaction between students and professors.

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