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.
In the framework of our LLM in IHL and Human Rights, students pleaded during the entire day of 24 April 2021 for Israel and for Palestine arguing that the side they represent has respected IHL while the adverse side has violated IHL.
Our new working paper analyses the contribution of international human rights mechanisms in preventing and addressing enforced disappearances in the context of international migration.
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, looks at the sources from which public international law rules stem and at the entities that are empowered with the capacity of law-making in the international legal order. It aims at enabling participants to develop a global perception of the international normative system.
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.
UN Photo / Jean-Marc Ferré
A series of events aimed at discussing contemporary issues and challenges related to the promotion and protection of human rights in Geneva and beyond.
We are a partner of the Human Rights, Big Data and Technology Project, housed at the University of Essex’s Human Rights Centre, which aims to map and analyse the human rights challenges and opportunities presented by the use of big data and associated technologies. It notably examines whether fundamental human rights concepts and approaches need to be updated and adapted to meet the new realities of the digital age.