Sandra Pointet / Geneva Academy
The Executive Master programme promotes academic excellence and independent critical thinking. One of its core outputs is a master’s thesis (21 ECTS) written under the guidance of a faculty member.
Once the courses have been completed, six to nine additional months are needed to complete the thesis and defend it before a jury. Participants are not required to remain on campus or in Geneva to write their thesis. A class on research skills helps students to research and write their thesis.
The thesis gives students an opportunity to investigate a subject of special interest to them, deepening their knowledge and expertise through research as well as exchanges with experts, scholars and practitioners.
Our teaching enables specialists to apply legal frameworks to complex situations – Afghanistan, Central African Republic, Colombia, Iraq, Syria – and challenging processes such as criminal proceedings, political transitions, international negotiations and humanitarian interventions.
Every year, we award two prizes to LLM graduate students for their exceptional academic work: the Henry Dunant Prize and the Best LLM Paper Prize.
Our research examines issues that are under-explored, need clarification, or are unconventional, experimental or challenging.
Our experts are leading academics in the fields of international humanitarian law, human rights and transitional justice.
Our events provide a critical and scholarly forum for experts and practitioners to debate topical humanitarian, human rights and transitional justice issues.
Our new publication Libya: A Short Guide to the Conflict provides an overview of the current situation in Libya and key developments in 2017. It notably describes the many sources of the instability in the country from 2014 until today and provides an overview of the role and involvement of the various armed groups, as well as a mapping of foreign involvement in the Libyan conflict.
Our new publication Defending the Boundary analyses the constraints and requirements on the use of autonomous weapon systems (AWS), also called ‘killer robots’, under international humanitarian law and international human rights law.