Executive Master in International Law in Armed Conflict: What Participants Say

Portrait of Rabaa Husain Makie Al-Juma Portrait of Rabaa Husain Makie Al-Juma

17 June 2019

Rabaa Husain Makie Al-Juma is currently enrolled in our Executive Master in International Law in Armed Conflict.

Rabaa is the Chief Editor and CEO of the Bariq Al Dana magazine, a member of the International Federation of Journalist (IFJ) and of its Gender Council, a board member of the Kuwait Journalist Association, and a consultant for the International Kuwait Educational Company.

She is a strong supporter of Arab women's issues in the media and, by transferring her experiences to young women journalists, she contributed to the emergence of a generation of media professionals aware of changes that occur around them.

Why did you choose the Executive Master in International Law in Armed Conflict?

Due to my active involvement with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in the past few years, I have learned about its specific in relation to the promotion of international humanitarian law (IHL). I notably participated in the ICRC’s IHL course in Beirut that further enhanced my knowledge and increased my interest in IHL. I was privileged to achieve first place in this group during the exams. It was at this point that the ICRC recommended that I choose the Executive Master at the Geneva Academy in order to build upon my initial knowledge to play an important role in the future to advance the knowledge of IHL.

Does it respond to your expectations?

Yes, it exceeds my expectations. The programme has provided me with a new perspective on the reality of certain situations.

What are the highlights of the programme?

The programme has provided me with comfort in knowing that good persons still exist, with the intention of differentiating between what is right and wrong and taking the necessary action towards that cause.

A Moment you particularly enjoyed?

I particularly enjoy the interactive discussions and more specifically when the participants have the opportunity to express their opinion, even if it is right or wrong, and the lecturers take note of this as future reference.

What will it bring to your career?

The Executive Master will help me to advance my humanitarian goals and actively engage in such activities.

Ultimately, studying IHL will open new doors for my career path, as I embrace a transition towards the field of humanitarian aid.

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