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Our Master of Advanced Studies in Transitional Justice, Human Rights and the Rule of Law (MTJ) is a unique and innovative programme that combines high-level academic education and real-world practice in the field of transitional justice. One of the very few courses on this subject in Europe, it focuses on an expanding field where there is a strong need for well-trained professionals.
The programme (60 ECTS) combines comprehensive theoretical expertise with practical perspectives by offering exposure to current challenges and situations of transitional justice.
Mandatory courses cover central theoretical and practical issues in the fields of transitional justice, human rights and the rule of law.
The Transitional Justice Spring School, a special one-week course, discusses cutting-edge issues in transitional justice.
Options in the second semester – research internships with leading actors, participation in the Nuremberg Moot Court, optional courses or an extended master’s paper – allow student to tailor their studies according to their particular interests.
Our MTJ is organized around a small and intimate learning community and our students have the opportunity to be taught by leading academics and practitioners in the field of transitional justice.
We offer partial and full scholarships for our MTJ. Partial scholarships cover tuition fees. Full scholarships cover tuition fees and living expenses in Geneva for 10 months.
The Geneva Academy brings together a vibrant, intimate and multicultural community of around 100 talented students, leading professors and key experts in the transitional justice, human rights and humanitarian fields.
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Gloria Gaggioli has been appointed Swiss National Fund (SNF) Professor at the Law Faculty of the University of Geneva where she will lead a four-year research project on ‘Preventing and Combating Terrorism and Violent Extremism: Towards an Empirico-Legal Approach’.
An update about the programme, students, the Faculty and new developments by the two Directors, Frank Haldenmann and Thomas Unger.
This public conference provides an opportunity to discuss the contributions of UN human rights mechanisms to the monitoring of the SDGs that seek to realize ESCR and their collaboration with the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development.&am
In this opening lecture of the academic year, Elisabeth Decrey Warner will share her experience, as Co-Founder and Former Executive President of Geneva Call, of promoting respect of international humanitarian law by armed non-state actors.
This course discusses the extent to which states may limit and/or derogate from their international human rights obligations in order to prevent and counter terrorism and thus protect persons under their jurisdiction.
This course 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.
U.S. Mission Photo/Eric Bridiers
From 2012 to 2015 the Geneva Academy hosted the Adviser to the UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion of truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence Pablo de Greiff.
© ILO/ Joydeep Mukherjee
This project aims to support the UN working group’s consultation process and thus contribute the promotion and protection of human rights and gender equality in relation to the business sector via research on international human rights law and policy related to gender equality guarantees and their application to business activities, and the organization of a global conference in Geneva.