Olivier Chamard / Geneva Academy
Our LLM in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights (LLM) and Master of Advances Studies in Transitional Justice, Human Rights and the Rule of Law (MTJ) are unique programmes that provide students with a solid legal background and practical tools to address contemporary challenges in these fields. Applications for the 2018-2019 classes will open on 20 November 2017.
Our LLM and MTJ are organized around small and intimate learning communities, creating an exceptional learning environment. Our students are taught by leading academics and practitioners in international humanitarian law, human rights and transitional justice.
The application procedure requires a little time and effort. Please ensure that our programmes meet your aspirations, especially by examining their contents:
Our FAQs address main questions related to our LLM and MTJ programmes, the admission procedure and living in Geneva:
We offer partial and full scholarships for both programmes. Partial scholarships cover tuition fees. Full scholarships cover tuition fees and living expenses in Geneva for 10 months.
The admission sections provides detailed information about entry requirements, tuition fees, how to apply and application timelines:
You can apply via a straightforward online form.
Once you've chosen the programme you want to apply for, the online application is divided into the following four steps:
From 31 March to 8 April 2017, our LLM students went on a nine-day study trip to Belgrade and Kosovo where they met with a wide range of leading actors in the region working on international humanitarian law, human rights, international criminal law, transitional justice, and migration.
During one week, from 3 to 7 April 2017, the 33 participants in the first Transitional Justice Spring School discussed the roles of culture and memory in transitional justice contexts, a relatively unexplored field of transitional justice.
This event marks the launch of our new publication Transitional Justice and the European Convention on Human Rights, published in cooperation with the Transitional Justice Institute at Ulster University and written by one of the field’s leadin
This course explores the international dimension of the rule of law and its promotion in transitional contexts, focusing on institutional reform and guarantees of non-recurrence. The course also looks at the role of the international community and civil society in rule of law reform.
This course considers rule of law work from the perspective of the practitioner, using case studies, procurement documents and project reports to help students understand how rule of law projects are developed and implemented in the field.