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.
While most of the existing scholarship focuses only on security detention or internment by armed groups in non-international armed conflicts, her thesis also studies the detentions of armed group members by their own group and criminal detentions for crimes related to the conflict as well as common crimes.
The 88 students enrolled in our LLM in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights and MAS in Transitional Justice, Human Rights and the Rule of Law started their respective programmes last week.
Dr Helen Durham, Director of International Law and Policy at the ICRC, will address the legal, operational and political imperative of the international community continuing to work towards the application and implementation of IHL.
This short course, which can be followed in Geneva or online, 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.