24 February 2021
Our Teaching Assistant Joshua Niyo received a one-year Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF) Doc.Mobility grant to spend a year at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Law as Visiting Researcher. With this SNF grant, he will finalize his doctoral research on the norms, principles and contemporary challenges regarding territorial control by armed-non state actors (ANSAs) in non-international armed conflicts. He will also complete other writing and research projects in the thematic area of ANSAs and international law, including on Islamist groups, and will be involved in the UCLA School of Law’s Promise Institute for Human Rights.
Joshua is an alumnus of our LLM in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights and has been a Teaching Assistant with us since September 2017.
‘Undeniably, the Geneva Academy has been formative for me, as a student, Teaching Assistant, and researcher. As a rich and inspiring environment, it has given me the tools for an illustrious career in international law, for which I am thankful! I am grateful to God for the new opportunity, and look forward both to exercising these attributes at UCLA, and to the career growth and impact of this new experience!’ Says Joshua.
Discover our plans for the upcoming academic year for or LLM in IHL and Human Rights and MAS in Transitional Justice.
For this spring semester, we offer a series of online short courses on topical and contemporary issues in the field of international humanitarian law, human rights and transitional justice.
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, will cover the ‘nuts and bolts’ of implementation, including national legislation, dissemination and training, and discuss the mechanisms such as the International Fact-Finding Commission, as set out in the treaties.
This short course, which can be followed in Geneva or online, focuses on the role of public international law in international relations and on international legal persons.
UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe
This project aims at compiling and analysing the practice and interpretation of selected international humanitarian law and human rights norms by armed non-state actors (ANSAs). It has a pragmatic double objective: first, to offer a comparative analysis of IHL and human rights norms from the perspective of ANSAs, and second, to inform strategies of humanitarian engagement with ANSAs, in particular the content of a possible ‘Model Code of Conduct’.