2017 Annual Report

Participants in a Geneva Academy expert meeting at Villa Moynier Participants in a Geneva Academy expert meeting at Villa Moynier

21 June 2018

Our 2017 Annual Report is out! It provides a look into our research and educational activities.

A Dynamic and Productive Year

2017 has been an intense and busy year for the Geneva Academy with:

  • Our tenth anniversary
  • More than 60 events, seminars, conferences and expert meetings
  • Several publications and articles dealing with transitional justice, the Sustainable Development Goals, the classification of armed conflicts, autonomous weapon systems or the right to land
  • The education, via our three master’s programme, of more than 80 students in international humanitarian law, international human rights law, international criminal law and transitional justice
  • The coordination of platforms addressing current human rights challenges or the reform of United Nations treaty bodies

Our Impact

Through our distinctive mix of education, research, platforms and convening power, we continued to disseminate legal knowledge, inform policy recommendations, support practitioners, and provide a critical and scholarly forum to discuss and debate topical issues in international humanitarian law, human rights, international criminal law and transitional justice.

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LLM Students Develop Practical Cases for the ICRC on How IHL Applies in Armed Conflict

21 July 2020

Two students enrolled in our LLM in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights – Marishet Mohammed Hamza from Ethiopia and Virginia Raffaeli from Italy – developed for the ICRC online casebook How does Law Protect in War? 26 practical cases that show how IHL applies in contemporary armed conflicts.

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New Research Brief Discusses the Role of National Human Rights Systems in Implementing International Human Rights Standards and Recommendations

25 June 2020

Our new Research discusses the approach, methodology and objectives of our new research project that aims at gaining a more comprehensive understanding of the strengths and weaknesses affecting different National Human Rights Systems.

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Swiss Counter-Terrorism Laws: What are the Legal and Policy Challenges?

29 September 2020, 18:30-20:00

This panel will discuss the legal and policy challenges of the new Swiss laws in light of international law.

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Opening Lecture: Navigating a Career in International Law

28 September 2020, 18:30-20:00

In this opening lecture of the academic year, Catherine Marchi-Uhel, Head of the International, Impartial and Independent Mechanism on international crimes committed in Syria, will share her experience on a career in international law.

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The Interplay between International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights

18 February - 12 March 2021

This short course, which can be followed in Geneva or online, 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.

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Preventing and Combating Terrorism

11 March - 1 April 2021

This short course, which can be followed in Geneva or online, discusses the extent to which states may limit and/or derogate from their international human rights obligations in order to prevent and counter-terrorism and thus protect persons under their jurisdiction.

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Treaty Body Review 2020

Started in January 2018

The Geneva Human Rights Platform contributes to this review process by providing expert input via different avenues, by facilitating dialogue on the review among various stakeholders, as well as by accompanying the development of a follow-up resolution to 68/268 in New York and in Geneva.

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Disruptive Military Technologies

Started in February 2020

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The UN Human Rights Council: A Practical Anatomy

published on September 2020

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Switzerland’s Foreign Policy and the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Peasants

published on August 2020

Christophe Golay, Caroline Dommen

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