4 February 2021
For this spring semester, we offer a series of short courses on topical and contemporary issues in the field of international humanitarian law, human rights and transitional justice.
Given the current health situation, these courses are offered exclusively online.
‘These short courses will be of interest to practitioners in Geneva and in the field – diplomats, lawyers, staff members of international organizations, NGOs of National Human Rights Institutions – who want to acquire specific knowledge and expertise in a field related to their work’ explains Professor Gloria Gaggioli, Director of the Geneva Academy.
The online short courses – 10 in total – cover a wide range of issues and topics, ranging from terrorism, the responsibility to protect or international refugee law to the rule of law in practice or the role of civil society in transitional justice processes.
Vance Culbert is a senior development and humanitarian professional who has managed operations for NGOs and UN agencies over the past twenty years. He just started as a Visiting Fellow at the Geneva Academy and will stay with us until the end of October.
Our recent expert meeting, conducted in collaboration with the ICRC, addressed the growing involvement of civilians in cyber and digital operations during armed conflicts.
This online short course discusses the extent to which states may limit and/or derogate from their international human rights obligations in order to prevent and counter-terrorism and thus protect persons under their jurisdiction.
This online short course 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.
Olivier Chamard / Geneva Academy
The Treaty Body Members’ Platform connects experts in UN treaty bodies with each other as well as with Geneva-based practitioners, academics and diplomats to share expertise, exchange views on topical questions and develop synergies.
The Geneva Human Rights Platform collaborates with a series of actors to reflect on the implementation of international human rights norms at the local level and propose solutions to improve uptake of recommendations and decisions taken by Geneva-based human rights bodies at the local level.