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October 2018 - June 2019
Application start 5 March 2018
Application end 4 October 2018

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Student of the Executive Master in International Law in Armed Conflict with the book the Geneva Conventions Student of the Executive Master in International Law in Armed Conflict with the book the Geneva Conventions

The programme is structured around four modules that provide a solid theoretical and practical knowledge of the law that applies to armed conflicts. Modules are complemented by a five-day intensive extracurricular seminar, Leading in the Human Rights Council, and the writing of a master’s thesis.

Module 1: Public International Law

This module comprises courses on the sources and subjects of public international law, sanctions in public international law, and the rules that govern the use of force in international law and the ‘Responsibility to Protect’.

Module 2: International Humanitarian Law

This module comprises courses on the basic principles of international humanitarian law (IHL), the protection of persons and property in international armed conflict, the classification of armed conflicts and the law of non-international armed conflicts.

Module 3: Human Rights in Armed Conflict

This module comprises courses on international refugee law, the interplay between IHL and human rights and peacebuilding in post-conflict situations.

Module 4: International Criminal Law

This module comprises courses on international criminal law and the International Criminal Court and tribunals.

Five-Day Intensive Seminar: Leading in the Human Rights Council

This extracurricular seminar, ahead of the main session of the Human Rights Council, allows participants to develop their network and acquire the necessary skills to lead and perform effectively in this major forum for human rights diplomacy.  

Master’s Thesis

One of the core outputs of the Executive Master is a master’s thesis written under the guidance of a faculty member. Participants are not required to remain on campus or in Geneva to write their thesis.