Olivier Chamard / Geneva Academy
We are pleased to announce that Gloria Gaggioli has been appointed Swiss National Fund (SNF) Professor at the Law Faculty of the University of Geneva (Department of public international law and international organizations).
As such, she will lead a four-year research project on ‘Preventing and Combating Terrorism and Violent Extremism: Towards an Empirico-Legal Approach’.
Gloria Gaggioli, an alumna of our LLM in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights, is currently in charge of the IHL class in our LLM. She also teaches a course on preventing and combating terrorism, the subject of her research, in our Executive Master in International Law in Armed Conflict.
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.
Sandra Pointet/Geneva Academy
The Geneva Academy is selected as a leading school in LLM Guide’s recently published list of Top 10 LLM Programmes in Human Rights Law, along with other prestigious academic institutions like Columbia University, Leiden University, Georgetown University Law Center or the University of Essex.
This public conference provides an opportunity to discuss the contributions of UN human rights mechanisms to the monitoring of the SDGs that seek to realize ESCR and their collaboration with the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development.&am
This course aims to study, in depth, an emblematic example of the complexity of international humanitarian law and the challenges it raises: the classification of armed conflicts.
This course focuses on the specific issues that arise in times of armed conflict regarding the respect, protection and fulfilment of human rights. It addresses key issues like the applicability of human rights in times of armed conflict; the possibilities of restricting human rights under systems of limitations and derogations; and the extraterritorial application of human rights law.
This research aims at building a common understanding and vision as to how states and the relevant parts of the UN system can provide a concrete and practical framework to address human rights responsibilities of armed non-state actors.
Several ad hoc fact-finding and inquiry commissions have been established to assess some of the most serious situations of human rights and humanitarian law violations across the world. With such mechanisms gaining influence, the question arises of whether a minimum formal standard of proof (or degree of certainty) exists or is required when such bodies adjudicate on such serious matters.