Olivier Chamard / Geneva Academy
25 March 2019
Professor Vincent Chetail becomes the New President of the Geneva Academy’s Board. He succeeds to Nicolas Michel, Professor Emeritus at the University of Geneva and at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies.
‘We’re very grateful to Nicolas Michel for his ongoing and dedicated support. It was a privilege for the Geneva Academy to have this internationally renowned expert accompanying and advising us during ten years’ underlines Marco Sassòli, Director of the Geneva Academy.
‘We look forward to having Professor Vincent Chetail, who is in our Board since 2012, as its new President. He is teaching courses on international refugee law in our LLM in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights and Executive Master in International Law in Armed Conflict and knows well our research as he has been one of our previous Director of Research’ stresses Marco Sassòli.
Vincent Chetail is Professor of International Law and Head of the Law Department at the Graduate Institute and Director of the Global Migration Centre. His research focuses on refugee and migrant law, humanitarian law and human rights, international criminal law, collective security and peacekeeping. He has published widely on these issues.
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).
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