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).
The Board is composed of independent individuals representing the Geneva Academy’s founding institutions – the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies and the University of Geneva – and main partners.
Major management decisions and the Geneva Academy strategy are discussed with and approved by the Board.
Mpho Somhlaba is a South African Diplomat responsible for humanitarian issues at the Permanent Mission of South Africa to the UN in Geneva and is currently enrolled in our Executive Master in International Law in Armed Conflict.
Students attending this year’s academic track of our MAS in Transitional Justice, Human Rights and the Rule of Law developed research proposals on a variety of transitional justice issues, often addressing new approaches and under-explored perspectives.
We look forward to welcoming graduating students, their friends, families and our professors at the 2019 Graduation Ceremony.
In the context of the 2019 Geneva Peace Week and in partnership with IBAHRI, this event will address the too often obstructed right to legal assistance persons subjected to violence, arrest or detention are entitled to.
This short course examines the conduct of hostilities in situations of international armed conflict, also known as the Law of The Hague.
This short course discusses the protection offered by international humanitarian law (IHL) in non-international armed conflicts (NIACs) and addresses some problems and controversies specific to IHL of NIACs, including the difficulty to ensure the respect of IHL by armed non-state actors.
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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.