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.
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.
Yes, it exceeds my expectations. The programme has provided me with a new perspective on the reality of certain situations.
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.
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.
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.
Mohibullah Taib is an Afghan diplomat in charge of human rights at the Permanent Mission of Afghanistan to the UN in Geneva. In this interview, he tells about the programme and what it will bring to his career.
Olivier Chamard/Geneva Academy
Following the easing of lockdown measures announced by the Swiss Federal Council, the Geneva Academy will gradually reopen its doors from Monday, 8 June.
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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.
This short course, which can be followed in Geneva or online, provides participants with a solid understanding of the existing pluralistic system of international accountability for international crimes and of its main challenges.
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.