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6 April - 4 May 2017
Application start 7 November 2016
Application end 30 March 2017
Fee: 1150

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Peacebuilding in Post-Conflict and Fragile Situations

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Descriptive

This course provides a concise and systematic treatment of the peacebuilding process in post-conflict and fragile situations. It adopts a holistic definition of peacebuilding that includes social, political and economic dimensions. It also focuses on the role of the different stakeholders involved and emphasizes the importance of ownership and inclusiveness as well as the need to tailor the process to the specific peculiarities of each situation. The course critically examines the role, achievements and failures of the UN Peacebuilding Commission established in 2005, taking into account the report of the UN Advisory Group of Experts delivered in 2015. It then considers all components of the peacebuilding process in a systematic manner, with a view to offering an innovative approach combining the socio-political issues with economic growth in a sustainable development perspective. The last session of the course is devoted to a case study.

Audience

This course forms part of the Geneva Academy Executive Master in International Law in Armed Conflict. It is open to professionals – diplomats, lawyers, legal advisers, judges, NGO staff, human rights advocates, media specialists, professionals working in emergency situations, UN staff and staff from other international organizations – who are not enrolled in the Executive Master and who want to deepen their expertise in this specific issue.

Schedule

  • Thursday 6 April, 18:00-20:30
  • Friday 7 April, 15:30-18:00
  • Thursday 20 April, 18:00-20:30
  • Friday 21 April, 18:15-20:45
  • Thursday 4 May, 18:00-20:30

Certificate

Participants obtain a certificate at the end of the course (no ECTS credits are gained).

How to Apply

Applications for individual courses must be submitted via the online form.
If you encounter problems with your application, do not hesitate to contact us.

Your application will need to include:

  • An application letter, stating the specific course you are applying for and your motivation for participation
  • Your curriculum vitae
  • Copies of relevant degrees and diplomas
  • Proof of your competence in English (a certificate or statement highlighting your solid background in English)
  • A valid copy of your visa or residence permit (only applicants who require a visa to enter the Schengen area)

Once admitted to the course, participants receive instructions on how to pay. Proof of payment is required before you begin the course.

Professor and Lecturer

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Tarcisio Gazzini

Senior Researcher at the University of Lausanne

Tarcisio Gazzini's research focuses on the use of force in international law, foreign investment law, human rights law, international organizations and economic sanctions.

Location

Villa Moynier, 120B Rue de Lausanne, Geneva

Access

Public Transport

Tram 15, Direction Nations - tram stop Butini

Bus 1 or 25, Direction Jardin Botanique - bus stop Sécheron

Access for people with disabilities

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@geneva-academy.ch

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