Awards

Picture of the winner of the 2016 Henry Dunant Prize Picture of the winner of the 2016 Henry Dunant Prize

Recognizing Exceptional Academic Work

Every year, we award two prizes to graduate students for their exceptional academic work.

The Henry Dunant Prize

The Henry Dunant Prize, worth 5,000 Swiss Francs, is presented to a member of the graduating class for an original and pedagogical LLM paper that deepens, strengthens and renews the ideals and commitment of Henry Dunant. Through this award, the Henry Dunant Prize Foundation and the Geneva Academy motivate young people to disseminate international rules that protect victims of armed conflict and states of emergency.

The Best LLM Paper Prize

The Best LLM Paper Prize, worth 2,000 Swiss Francs, distinguishes a graduating student for an LLM paper of exceptional academic quality.

To teach International Humanitarian Law (IHL) at the Geneva Academy is a unique pleasure and challenge: nowhere else will you find so many brilliant young people from all around the world, keen to specialize in IHL and to work in this field; nowhere else will I be subject to so many challenging questions on the most cutting-edge IHL issues, many of which I discover thanks to the students, but some of which I am perfectly unable to answer.

Marco Sassòli

Professor of International Law at the University of Geneva

Scholarships

We offer scholarships to outstanding students who are unable to secure the funding required to cover tuition fees and/or the cost of living in Geneva.

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Faculty

LLM students have the opportunity to be taught by leading academics in the fields of international humanitarian law and human rights.

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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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Research

Our research examines issues that are under-explored, need clarification, or are unconventional, experimental or challenging.

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