Somalia, explosion of a bomb in the Mogadishu's market place. Short Course

The Classification of Armed Conflicts

29 November - 11 January 2019

This course aims to study, in depth, an emblematic example of the complexity of international humanitarian law and the challenges it raises: the classification of armed conflicts.

General view of the room XX and delegates during of the High Level Segment of the 31st Session at the Human Rights Council, Geneva, Switzerland, February 29, 2016 Short Course

Optimizing the Human Rights Council: At the Interplay Between Law and Politics

23 January - 1 February 2019

This course focuses on the functioning and the mechanisms of the United Nations Human Rights Council, as well as on the dynamics at play in this major human rights body.

The Faculty

Gloria Gaggioli

Swiss National Science Foundation Professor at the Law Faculty of the University of Geneva

Marco Sassòli

Director of the Geneva Academy and Professor of International Law at the University of Geneva

Robert Kolb

Professor of Public International Law at the Law Faculty, University of Geneva

William A. Schabas

Professor of International Law at Middlesex University, London

Vincent Chetail

Professor of International Law at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies

Giovanni Distefano

Professor of International Law at the University of Neuchatel

Executive Education

We provide training and short courses for professionals who want to deepen their expertise in a specific issue.

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Career Opportunities

Our objective is to produce graduates who will be leaders in the humanitarian, human rights and transitional justice fields.

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Alumni

The Geneva Academy alumni community is made up of over 700 members who work worldwide in the humanitarian and human rights fields.

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Course Catalogue

Courses cover the law of armed conflict, international human rights law and international criminal law, and also address current issues and challenges.

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The Executive Master is much more than a series of courses. It is a place where knowledge is shared among professors and participants. The diversity of participants’ professional backgrounds and experiences enrich the discussions and make of the Executive Master a unique experience.

Jérôme de Hemptinne

Lecturer at the Universities of Louvain, Strasbourg and Lille