Olivier Chamard / Geneva Academy
The Geneva Academy is headquartered at the Villa Moynier, a historic villa surrounded by a beautiful park with a view of Lake Geneva and Mont Blanc.
The Villa houses our research, Student Office, teaching assistants, administrative staff, events, training and classes for our Executive Master in International Law in Armed Conflict. It is accessible to people with disabilities.
The main conference room on the ground floor of Villa Moynier is named after Antonio Cassese, in honour of this pioneering international lawyer on international law and institutions.
Villa Moynier is close to public transport, the train station and the city centre. It is also walking distance from most international organizations like the United Nations (UN), International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Office of the UN Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), International Organization for Migration (IOM) and UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF).
Villa Moynier forms part of the Graduate Institute’s Campus de la paix and is five minutes’ walk from the Maison de la paix.
Villa Moynier was the property of Gustave Moynier, the first President of the ICRC. It served as headquarters for the ICRC between 1933 and 1946.
We are a leading education institution in international humanitarian law, human rights and transitional justice.
Our research examines issues that are under-explored, need clarification, or are unconventional, experimental or challenging.
Our publications address current issues and challenges and stimulate debates in the academic community and in policy-making institutions and governments.
We provide training and short courses for professionals who want to deepen their expertise in a specific issue.
Dr Harper shed light on military technologies’ potential impact on human rights and addressed the risks associated with the cross-application of these technologies and the related need for regulation.
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Our new Research Brief Climate Change in the Security Council: Obstacles, Opportunities, and Options identifies entry points for engaging on environmental and climate security issues at the UN Security Council.
The Geneva Academy has been granted leave by the Court to intervene as a third party in this case – along with 26 governments – and submitted its third-party intervention on 28 April 2023.