Our new short courses in international law in armed conflict are now online.
These courses form part of our Executive Master in International Law in Armed Conflict. They are open to professionals – diplomats, lawyers, legal advisers, judges, NGO staff, human rights advocates, media specialists, professionals working in emergency situations, UN staff and staff from other international organizations – who want to deepen their expertise in a specific issue.
Courses – ten in total – provide participants with in-depth legal knowledge in issues like international refugee law, the classification of armed conflicts, preventing and combating terrorism, leading in the Human Rights Council, sanctions in public international law or peacebuilding in post-conflict and fragile situations.
Each course consists of five weekly classes held on Thursday or Friday (evenings or afternoons).
Applications must be submitted via an online form and need to include:
Our new publication Libya: A Short Guide to the Conflict provides an overview of the current situation in Libya and key developments in 2017. It notably describes the many sources of the instability in the country from 2014 until today and provides an overview of the role and involvement of the various armed groups, as well as a mapping of foreign involvement in the Libyan conflict.
Florimont Poirier, a Canadian and French dual-national, joined the Executive Master in 2013, while working in Geneva at the Permanent Mission of Canada to the United Nations. He tells us about the programme and what it brought to his career.
Social media companies have stepped up efforts to spot hate speech as well as ‘terrorist’ and ‘violent extremist’ content, thereby becoming the de facto regulators of online content.
This course aims to study, in depth, an emblematic example of the complexity of international humanitarian law and the challenges it raises: the classification of armed conflicts.
This course provides an introduction to the regime of sanctions under international law and their effectiveness in addressing contemporary forms of conflict. It addresses the questions related to state responsibility, the pacific settlement of international disputes and the role of the International Court of Justice.
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The International Code of Conduct for Private Security Providers is the result of an active collaboration between members of the private security industry, the Geneva Academy, Swiss Department of Foreign Affairs and Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF).
Several ad hoc fact-finding and inquiry commissions have been established to assess some of the most serious situations of human rights and humanitarian law violations across the world. With such mechanisms gaining influence, the question arises of whether a minimum formal standard of proof (or degree of certainty) exists or is required when such bodies adjudicate on such serious matters.