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At the Geneva Academy professors, academics, experts and practitioners address challenges in international law that relate to situations of armed conflict, protracted violence and the protection of human rights.
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Director of the Geneva Academy and Associate/SNF Professor at the Law Faculty, University of Geneva
Gloria Gaggioli is a renowned scholar in international humanitarian law and human rights and has published widely in various fields of public international law.
Professor of International Law at the University of Geneva
Marco Sassòli has published widely on international humanitarian law (IHL), human rights law, international criminal law, the sources of international law, the responsibility of states and non-state actors and Swiss constitutional law. He is recognized as a leading expert in IHL.
Swiss Chair of International Humanitarian Law at the Geneva Academy and Professor of International Law and Security at the University Of Glasgow
Robin Geiß has taught, researched and published on a variety of topics related to international humanitarian law, human rights law and the legal and ethical implications of new technologies, and is recognized as a leading expert in these fields.
Professor of International Law at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies
Andrea Bianchi's work focuses on topics that range from international law theory, international human rights law, security and counter-terrorism, the law of jurisdiction and jurisdictional immunities to state responsibility and the law of treaties.
Co-Director of the Master in Transitional Justice, Human Rights and the Rule of Law
Thomas Unger has more than 15 year of expertise in the field of transitional justice, notably as the former Senior Adviser to the UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion of truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence.
Swiss Human Rights Chair at the Geneva Academy , Professor of International Law at the University of Glasgow and UN Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.
Nils Melzer is Swiss Human Rights Chair at the Geneva Academy, Professor of International Law at the University of Glasgow and UN Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.
Professor of International Law at Middlesex University, London
Recognized as a leading expert on international human rights law, international criminal law, genocide and capital punishment, William A. Schabas is the author of more than 20 books and 350 journal articles on these issues.
Professor of Human Rights Law at the University of Pretoria
Christof Heyns is recognized internationally as a leading expert in the field of international human rights law, including right to life issues and regional human rights mechanisms, and has published widely on these matters.
Professor of International Human Rights Law at the University of Milano-Bicocca
Gabriella Citroni's research focuses on subjects related to international human rights law and she cooperates with a number of NGOs, providing legal assistance to victims of serious human rights violations and their relatives.
Professor at the University of Essex School of Law and Director of the Essex Transitional Justice Network
Clara Sandoval is a leading expert in transitional justice, the Inter-American System of Human Rights, legal theory, business and human rights, reparations, guarantees of non-repetition and implementation of human rights orders and recommendations.
Professor of international law at the University of East Anglia
Tarcisio Gazzini is Professor of international law at the University of East Anglia. His research focuses on the use of force in international law, foreign investment law, human rights law, international organizations and economic sanctions.
Dr Sandra Krähenmann conducts legal research on the impact of counter-terrorism on human rights law and international humanitarian law, during the last two years with a particular focus on measures to stem the so-called foreign fighter phenomenon
His research focuses on the question of connectivity among international human rights mechanisms and on national strategies for monitoring, implementation and follow-up of international human rights obligations and recommendations.