WHY CHOOSE THE GENEVA ACADEMY

The Geneva Academy is a leading education and research institution in international humanitarian law, human rights and transitional justice. We attract some of the most experienced and academically qualified students from around the world who are taught by leading academics and practitioners in the field.

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Our Masters

Yemen, Aden, Kreiter. A civil rescue service volunteer takes a break from pulling out trapped people and dead bodies from beneath the rubble.

LLM in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights

Our LLM in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights is one of the most innovative and intellectually challenging programmes in international humanitarian law and human rights offered in Europe today.

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Guatemala, photos of disappeared on a wall

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

Our Master in Transitional Justice, Human Rights and the Rule of Law is designed for young professionals who want to acquire high-level academic education and real-world practice in the field of transitional justice, human rights and the rule of law.

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Syria, Aleppo, Sheikh Massoud neighbourhood, near the frontline. Fighters of the Free Syrian Army.

Executive Master in International Law in Armed Conflict

Our Executive Master in International Law in Armed Conflict is one of the few part-time, innovative and intellectually challenging programmes in international humanitarian law and human rights offered today.

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The Faculty

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

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

Marko Milanovic

Associate Professor at the University of Nottingham School of Law

Gloria Gaggioli

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

Christof Heyns

Professor of Human Rights Law at the University of Pretoria

Rama Mani

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

Exposure to Practical Work and Situations

World Economic Forum Global Shapers Annual Curators Meeting 2016, Palais des Nations, Geneva

Internships with leading actors

Our LLM students have the opportunity to acquire first-hand professional experience via internships with Geneva-based humanitarian and human rights actors like the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OCHCR) and the International Law Commission.

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UN Photo/Martine Perret

Clinical Work

Students of our Master in Transitional Justice, Human Rights and the Rule of Law have the opportunity, via clinical work, to follow seminars that facilitate dialogue and critical reflection on specific situations and pursue research internships with leading actors in the field of transitional justice.

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Bethlehem, Bittar Illit settlement. Detail of the West Bank Barrier IHL Talks

The impact of counter-terrorism laws and policies on IHL and humanitarian action

26 January 2017, 13:00-14:00

This third IHL Talk will discuss the legal regime governing terrorism, how international humanitarian law addresses and prohibits acts of terrorism and what is the relationship with other international treaties.

South Lebanon, Tyre. “We will never forget you, my dear brother Mohammad Jamil Abbas.” This is one of the many messages written by the families of the missing and tied to olive trees planted by the families of disappeared Short Courses

Gender in Transitional Justice

21 February - 16 May 2017

This course sheds light on the history and concept of gender studies and their impact on current transitional justice debates. It focuses especially on developments at the UN level.