Armed Conflicts / International Humanitarian Law / International Human Rights Law / International Courts and Tribunals / International Criminal Court / International Criminal Law / Counter-terrorism / International Refugee Law / Peacekeeping / International Organizations / Peacebuilding / International Criminal Justice / United Nations / Military Occupation / International Migration Law / Reconstruction Policy
Vincent Chetail is Professor of International Law at the Graduate Institute and Director of the Global Migration Centre. He is President of the board of the Geneva Academy and, from 2004 to 2012, was the Geneva Academy’s Research Director.
Professor Chetail regularly serves as a consultant to governments, NGOs and international organizations. He has been a visiting scholar at Harvard Law School and King's College London as well as a visiting professor at several universities, including the Pantheon University Paris II, Queen Mary University, London, the European University Institute, Florence, and Université libre de Bruxelles.
He is General Editor of the book series Theory and Practice of Public International Law (Martinus Nijhoff, Leiden/Boston) and Organisation internationale et relations internationales (Bruylant, Brussels). He is also, among other positions, Senior Research Associate at the Refugee Law Initiative (University of London) and a member of the Academic Network for Legal Studies on Immigration and Asylum in Europe.
His areas of research relate to refugee and migrant law, humanitarian law and human rights, international criminal law, collective security and peacekeeping.
ICRCLLM - Course
This course analyses the main international and regional legal norms governing refugee protection. It examines the sources of international refugee law, including the 1951 Geneva Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees, and their interaction with human rights law and international humanitarian law.
IRIN NewsMaster in transitional justice - Course
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This short course, which can be followed in Geneva or online, analyses the main international and regional norms governing the international protection of refugees. It notably examines the sources of international refugee law, including the 1951 Geneva Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees, and their interaction with human rights law and international humanitarian law.
Andrew Clapham, Paola Gaeta and Marco Sassoli, The Geneva Conventions: A Commentary, Oxford University Press
Andrew Clapham and Paola Gaeta, The Oxford Handbook of International Law in Armed Conflict, Oxford University Press
Vincent Chetail, Lindsey Cameron
Cambridge University Press
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The UN Security Council and Common Article 1: Understanding the Role of Peacekeeping Operations in Ensuring Respect for IHL examines the applicability of article 1 common to the Geneva Conventions of 1949 – on the obligation to respect and ensure respect for IHL – to the UN, with a specific focus on peacekeeping operations.
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This online IHL talk aims at shining light on some of the many legal, political and protection-related challenges stemming from the situation in Afghanistan.