Two Alumna Distinguished at the 2022 ASIL Annual Meeting

Two alumna of our LLM in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights – Dr Jelena Plamenac and Charlotte Labrosse – received prestigious distinctions at the 2022 Annual Meeting of the American Society of International Law (ASIL) in April this year.

Dr Plamenac Receives the Prestigious Francis Lieber Prize

Dr Jelena Plamenac – who graduated from our LLM back in 2007 – has been awarded the 2022 Francis Lieber Prize for her book ‘Unravelling Unlawful Confinement in Contemporary Armed Conflicts’ (Brill 2022) which discusses belligerent's detention practices in Syria, Ukraine and Afghanistan.

The Francis Lieber Prize is awarded annually by the American Society of International Law's Lieber Society on the Law of Armed Conflict to the authors of publications which the judges consider to be outstanding in the field of law and armed conflict.

Charlotte Laborsse Wins the International Refugee Law’s Student Writing Competition

Charlotte Labrosse – who graduated from our LLM in 2021 – won the 2022 International Refugee Law Student Writing Competition with her LLM paper ‘Humanitarian Visas as a Legal Pathway to International Protection in Europe’. Written under the supervision of Professor Vincent Chetail, the paper discusses states' obligations under the principle of non-refoulement when assessing applications for ‘humanitarian’ or ‘asylum’ visas.

Thanks to the support of the Global Migration Centre of the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies – headed by professor Chetail – Charlotte could travel to the ASIL Annual meeting and receive her prize in person.


Francesca Gortan, Sarah Surget and Sophie Timmermans during a simulation at Pictet 2022 News

Our Team at Pictet: Much More than Reaching the Final

11 April 2022

During one week, Francesca Gortan, Sarah Surget and Sophie Timmermans represented the Geneva Academy at the 38th Edition of the Jean-Pictet Competition that took place in Durrës, Albania, from 19 to 26 March.

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Professor Marco Sassoli during an IHL class at the Geneva Academy News

Geneva Academy Professor presents to OSCE Member States Report on Violations of IHL in the Armed Conflict in Ukraine

13 April 2022

Professor Sassòli was in charge of the IHL part of the report that was presented on 13 April by the three experts to the OSCE Permanent Council. 

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Women's Perspectives on a Career in International Law

6 July 2022, 13:00-14:30

In this online event co-organized with the ATLAS Network, prominent women in international law will share their experience and advice through an interactive discussion.

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Syria, destroyed building and ambulance Short Course

Basic Principles of International Humanitarian Law

Fall 2022

This short course examines the sources of international humanitarian law and provides an introduction to its key principles and terminology.

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Syria,  Aleppo, great Umayyad mosque. Destructions. Short Course

The Interplay between International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights

Spring 2023

This short course, which can be followed in Geneva or online, focuses on the specific issues that arise in times of armed conflict regarding the respect, protection and fulfilment of human rights. It addresses key issues like the applicability of human rights in times of armed conflict; the possibilities of restricting human rights under systems of limitations and derogations; and the extraterritorial application of human rights law.

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On the screen, on the screen is Peter Maurer, President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), briefing the Security Council on the 70th Anniversary of Geneva Conventions. Project

International Humanitarian Law and the United Nations Security Council

Completed in January 2020

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Screen Shot of Obsolete, a game made for the 7DFPS project in 7 days. Download for PC and Mac Project

Disruptive Military Technologies

Started in February 2020

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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The Future Digital Battlefield and Challenges for Humanitarian Protection: A Primer

published on April 2022

Henning Lahmann

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Towards Global Transitional Justice?

published on January 2022

Olivier de Frouville

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