22 May 2017, 09:00-17:00
Register start 4 April 2017
Register end 19 May 2017
The one-week long conflict over South Ossetia in August 2008 left lives, homes, and communities devastated, and gave rise to numerous allegations of violations of international humanitarian law (IHL). In January 2016 the International Criminal Court authorized the opening of a formal investigation by the Office of the Prosecutor into the situation.
In the framework of the LLM course on IHL given by Professor Marco Sassòli of the Faculty of Law of the University of Geneva, students will plead for Russia and Georgia arguing that the side they represent has respected IHL while the adverse side has violated IHL.
In front of a jury composed of Professor Marco Sassòli and Elvina Pothelet, teaching assistant at the Geneva Academy, students (whose roles were attributed by the lot) will plead on:
The classification of the conflict and applicable law
The public is welcome to attend the pleadings which will be performed in English and can register via the online form.
Geneva Academy, Villa Moynier, 120B Rue de Lausanne, Geneva
Tram 15, tram stop Butini
Bus 1 or 25, bus stop Sécheron
Villa Moynier is accessible to people with disabilities. If you have a disability or any additional needs and require assistance in order to participate fully, please email info[at]geneva-academy.ch
In this interview, Annabelle Gagnon-Bischoff, currently enrolled in the LLM in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights, tells us about the programme and life in Geneva.
From 31 March to 8 April 2017, our LLM students went on a nine-day study trip to Belgrade and Kosovo where they met with a wide range of leading actors in the region working on international humanitarian law, human rights, international criminal law, transitional justice, and migration.
Olivier Chamard / Geneva Academy
Join us during our open house to learn more about this part-time programme designed professionals, meet and exchange with staff, students and alumni, and discuss career opportunities.
To celebrate our 10th anniversary, we are delighted to invite our alumni back to the Geneva Academy for a day of academic talks, meeting with professors and old friends, barbecue in the park and evening dinner.