Ten students from our LLM in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights and MAS in Transitional Justice who graduated in October 2021 are starting a one-year traineeship at the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) headquarters in Geneva.
Eight LLM alumni – Émilie Charpentier, Giulia Fattori, Stephanie Mutasa, Maxime Nijs, Florentina Pircher, Jimena Posleman, Caterina Trentin and Julio Veiga-Bezerra – will work as Associates in different units of the ICRC Legal Division. These include the Office of the Head of the Legal Division (Privileges and Immunities Team), the Commentaries Update Unit, the Advisory Service on IHL Unit, the Thematic Legal Advisers Unit, the Arms and Conduct of Hostilities Unit, and the Legal Advisers to the Operations Unit.
‘The LLM provided me not only with substantive knowledge in international humanitarian law but also taught me how to apply its rules to concrete situations while taking into account other legal bodies such as human rights law and international criminal law. The selection process to join the Legal Division of the ICRC is strict, highly competitive and tests us on all these skills. I am sure that I would not have succeeded without the legal training received from the Geneva Academy’ says Julio Veiga-Bezerra.
In addition, another LLM graduating student, Lea Mehari Redai, has also been selected by the ICRC to work as an Associate at the International Review of the Red Cross, which is also within the Department of International Law and Policy.
One graduating student from our MAS in Transitional Justice, Human Rights and the Rule of Law, Bruna Perestrelo, will work in the Protection of the Civilian Population Unit (PCP) and will notably support ICRC’s work on community-based protection.
‘This is a great exposure for our students that will allow them to put in practice what they have learned in class. There is no better way to start a career in IHL and we are very grateful to the ICRC for giving them this opportunity’ says Professor Gloria Gaggioli, Director of the Geneva Academy.
The Geneva Academy team at the 2022 Mandea Moot Court – Helmer Jonelid and Edward Millett – qualified for the final rounds of the competition that will take place in Geneva from 18 to 21 July 2022.
Said Condo Ndoli is the Head of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) sub-delegation in Timbuktu, Mali and graduated from our Executive Master in International Law in Armed Conflict in 2021.
This short course examines the sources of international humanitarian law and provides an introduction to its key principles and terminology.
This short course examines the conduct of hostilities in situations of international armed conflict, also known as the Law of The Hague.
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.
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