Vincent Chetail

Vincent Chetail

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

Areas of expertise

Armed Conflicts  /  International Humanitarian Law  /  International Human Rights Law  /  International Courts and Tribunals  /  International Criminal Court  /  International Criminal Law  /  Counter-terrorism  /  International Refugee Law  /  Peacekeeping  /  International Organizations  /  Peacebuilding  /  International Criminal Justice  /  United Nations  /  Military Occupation  /  International Migration Law  /  Reconstruction Policy

Vincent Chetail is Professor of International Law at the Graduate Institute and Director of the Global Migration Centre. He is a board member of the Geneva Academy and, from 2004 to 2012, was the Geneva Academy’s Research Director.

He is also Editor in Chief of Refugee Survey Quarterly, Senior Research Associate at the Refugee Law Initiative (University of London), as well as a member of the Academic Network for Legal Studies on Immigration and Asylum in Europe and the General Assembly of the International Institute of Human Rights.

His areas of research relate to refugee and migrant law, humanitarian law and human rights, international criminal law, collective security and peacekeeping.

Professor Chetail regularly serves as a consultant to governments, NGOs and international organizations, including the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM).

He has been a visiting scholar at Harvard Law School and a visiting professor at several universities, including Queen’s University, Belfast, The Hague Academy of International Law, the European University Institute, Florence, the University of Paris XI and Université libre de Bruxelles.

Taught Courses

Burindi / Rwanda, Eastern Province, Mahama, refugee camp for Burundians fleeing the pre-election tensions in their country. LLM - Course

International Refugee Law

This course analyzes the main international and regional legal norms governing refugee protection. It examines the sources of international refugee law, including the 1951 Geneva Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees, and their interaction with human rights law and international humanitarian law.

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Lifejackets on a beach in Greece Executive Master - Course

International Refugee Law – Vincent Chetail

Who is a refugee? What is the legal framework currently applicable to those fleeing states affected by armed conflicts like Syria, Iraq or Afghanistan? What are the related obligations of European states? This course analyzes the main international and regional legal norms governing refugee protection.

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Publications

Cover of the book The Common European Asylum System: bric -à-brac or system?

The Common European Asylum System: bric-à-brac or system?

March 2016

Vincent Chetail

Vincent Chetail, Philippe De Bruycker and Francesco Maiani, Reforming the Common European Asylum System: The New European Refugee Law, Martinus Nijhoff Publishers

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Cover of The 1949 Geneva Conventions: A Commentary

The Transfer and Deportation of Civilians

October 2015

Vincent Chetail

Andrew Clapham, Paola Gaeta and Marco Sassoli, The Geneva Conventions: A Commentary, Oxford: Oxford University Press

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Cover of the book The Oxford Handbook of International Law in Armed Conflict

Armed Conflict and Forced Migration: A Systemic Approach to International Humanitarian Law, Refugee Law and Human Rights Law

August 2013

Vincent Chetail

Andrew Clapham and Paola Gaeta, The Oxford Handbook of International Law in Armed Conflict, Oxford University Press

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