Online Short Courses on Offer for the Spring Semester

Laptop and tablet for online learning Laptop and tablet for online learning

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.

Online

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.

From International Disaster Law to Enforced Disappearances or Accountability for Atrocity Crimes

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.

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