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The 44 participants enrolled this year in our Executive Master in International Law in Armed Conflict – a part-time programme designed for professionals with demanding jobs and responsibilities – just started the programme with a ‘Meet and Greet Online Session’ and a course on the basic principles of international humanitarian law (IHL).
For the 2020-2021 academic year, 18 practitioners will follow the programme in Geneva and 26 online.
Those online are based in countries like Australia, Azerbaijan, Benin, Cambodia, Canada, Colombia, Georgia, India, Kenya, Palestine, Peru, Syria, Sweden, the United Kingdom or the United States.
‘As we have many professionals following the programme online, we organized for the first time a ‘Meet and Greet Online Session’ with participants, professors and staff to get to know each other’s, create bonds and develop a group dynamic’ underlines Dany Diogo, Coordinator of the Master’s Programmes at the Geneva Academy.
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With professionals working for the BBC, the International Committee of the Red Cross, the International Organization for Migration, MINUSCA, the OSCE in Ukraine, the UN Office of Counter-Terrorism, UN Women, the UN in Syria, the World Organization against Torture, or for several permanent mission in Geneva, discussions and exchanges during classes promise to be very rich.
‘The diverse backgrounds of professionals enrolled in the programme is, in itself, a real added value: they bring their own experience and can apply the legal concepts discussed in class to their daily work. The fact that we have diplomats, journalists, lawyers, activists and humanitarians in the same class also allows participants to hear different positions, arguments and approaches’ underlines Professor Gloria Gaggioli, Director of the Geneva Academy.
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The Executive Master in International Law in Armed Conflict responds to the growing need for specialists to address current humanitarian and human rights challenges.
By providing the necessary tools to apply the international legal framework – IHL, international human rights law, international criminal law and international refugee law – in complex contemporary conflicts, it forms high-level professionals who want to acquire additional responsibilities or move their career forward.
This year’s programme entails two new courses on the implementation of IHL and IHRL. The first one is given by Dr Lindsey Cameron, Head of the unit of Thematic Legal Advisers in the Legal Division of the International Committee of the Red Cross and the second one is given by Professor Olivier de Frouville from the University of Paris II and member of the UN Committee on Enforced Disappearances.
The introduction of these two courses will allow participants to better understand how institutions, which are often Geneva-based, can contribute to enforcing the rules they study, as well as avenues to ensure the implementation of IHL and IHRL.
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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.
At the online meeting of the Chairpersons of UN human rights treaty bodies, the Executive Director of the Geneva Human Rights Platform reiterated the importance of conducting dialogues with state parties concerning their reports at the national or regional level.
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This online IHL talk aims at shining light on some of the many legal, political and protection-related challenges stemming from the situation in Afghanistan.
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This short course, which can be followed in Geneva or online, aims at presenting the institutions and procedures in charge of the implementation of international human rights law.
This short course, which can be followed in Geneva or online, analyses the main international and regional norms governing the international protection of refugees. It notably examines the sources of international refugee law, including the 1951 Geneva Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees, and their interaction with human rights law and international humanitarian law.
This project will explore humanitarian consequences and protection needs caused by the digitalization of armed conflicts and the extent to which these needs are addressed by international law, especially international humanitarian law.
Cámara de Diputadas y Diputados de Chile
This project aims to gain a more comprehensive understanding of the strengths and weaknesses affecting different National Human Rights Systems.