Privacy Policy

Last updated: November 2016


This website ( is provided by the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian law and Human Rights (Geneva Academy) and hosted in Switzerland.

Protecting your privacy is important to us. This Privacy Policy sets out how users’ personal data and details are collected and used when visiting this website, so that you can make an informed choice about using it.

This Privacy Policy is based on the Swiss Federal Law on Data Protection and guidance provided by the Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner.

Revisions to Policy

This Privacy Policy is valid as of the date at the top of the policy. The Geneva Academy reserves the right to modify it at any time. Please consult this page regularly.

Use of Cookies

This website uses cookies – small text files that are transferred either to your computer’s hard drive (‘long-term cookies’) or temporarily to your computer’s Random Access Memory (‘session cookies‘).

We use cookies for the following purposes: (1) to compile statistical data on the use of the website and its functioning, so that we can monitor and improve it; (2) to facilitate users’ ability to navigate through the website; (3) to allow us to share webpages via social media platforms.

You may refuse the use of cookies when accessing the website for the first time. You may also refuse cookies by adjusting the settings of your web browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to access the full functionality of this website.

By using this website, you consent to the use of the following cookies and use of data they provide:

Cookie Purpose / More information
Cookie Agreement (CookiesDirective) Created when the ‘Continue’ button is clicked in the cookies notice at the top of the page. Hides cookies notice on future visits.
 Google Analytics Collects standard internet log information and visitor behaviour information in an anonymous form, including your IP address, the website you last visited, the browser you are using, date and time.
This information may be transmitted and stored by Google on servers outside Switzerland, including servers in the United States, and is subject to Google’s Privacy Policy.
Google provides a browser plug-in which allows you to opt-out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites.
 YouTube We sometimes embed videos from YouTube. YouTube's use of cookies is governed by Google’s Privacy Policy.
 Start_an_application This cookie allows applicants to retrieve all the information provided in the application form if they do not complete their application form in one go.

Collection and Use of Personal Details

You can visit most pages of this website without stating who you are and without revealing any personal information.

Personal details are not stored or captured without the prior knowledge and consent of the user. Where personal details are captured (e.g. through web-based forms for online applications, contact forms, registration for events, requests or subscription to our newsletter), the user is informed as to what personal information is being collected, who will use it, and for what purpose(s). In the case of registration for events organized with a partner, personal information might be transmitted for logistical purposes only. In this case, the user is informed as to what personal information is being transmitted and to whom.

The Geneva Academy does not distribute, sell or rent personal details captured through the website to anyone. As a general rule, the Geneva Academy does not disclose any information identifying you personally, except with your permission or where required by Swiss law.

External Websites

This website contains hypertext links to other sites. The Geneva Academy is not responsible for the content or privacy practices of external websites.


If you have any questions regarding this Privacy Policy or require any clarifications, please email info[at]


The Geneva Academy is a leading education and research institution in international humanitarian law, human rights and transitional justice. We attract some of the most experienced and academically qualified students from around the world who are taught by leading academics and practitioners in the field.

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