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.
During an online expert meeting hosted by the Geneva Human Rights Platform, more than 20 UN Special Rapporteurs and members of UN working groups, as well as OHCHR staff, civil society representatives and lawyers explored how the impact of UN Special Procedures’ visits, recommendations and inquiries can be effectively measured and evaluated.
Co-organized with the Counter-Terror Pro LegEm Project, the meeting examined the effectiveness of measures to prevent and counter terrorism – closure of places of worship, vague prohibitions of ‘glorification of terrorism’, stop-and-search operations – and their impact on human rights.
Join us for our open house to learn more about this part-time programme designed professionals, meet staff, students and alumni, and discuss career opportunities.
This short course, which can be followed in Geneva or online, provides an in-depth study of an emblematic example of the complexity of international humanitarian law and the challenges it raises: the classification of armed conflicts.
This short course, which can be followed in Geneva or online, 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.
The Geneva Human Rights Platform contributes to this review process by providing expert input via different avenues, by facilitating dialogue on the review among various stakeholders, as well as by accompanying the development of a follow-up resolution to 68/268 in New York and in Geneva.
Via a new lecture series on disruptive military technologies, this project aims at staying abreast of the various military technology trends; promoting legal and policy debate on new military technologies; and furthering the understanding of the convergent effects of different technological trends shaping the digital battlefield of the future.