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21 February - 16 May 2017
Application start 16 January 2017
Application end 17 February 2017
Fee: 1150 Swiss Francs

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Gender in Transitional Justice

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Descriptive

What is the distinctive gender dimension of mass violence and large-scale human rights violations? How can it be integrated into transitional justice norms and practices? What are the recent legal and policy developments in this area, particularly at the level of the United Nations (UN)?

This course sheds light on the history and concept of gender studies and their impact on current transitional justice debates. It focuses especially on developments at the UN level.

Audience

This course forms part of the Geneva Academy Master of Advanced Studies in Transitional Justice, Human Rights and the Rule of Law (MTJ). It is open to professionals – diplomats, lawyers, legal advisers, judges, NGO staff, human rights advocates, media specialists, UN staff and staff from other international organizations – who are not enrolled in the MTJ and who want to deepen their expertise in this specific issue.

Schedule

  • Tuesday 21 February, 16:00 - 18:00
  • Wednesday 15 March, 16:00 - 18:00
  • Wednesday 29 March, 16:00 - 18:00
  • Wednesday 12 April, 16:00 - 18:00
  • Wednesday 26 April, 16:00 - 18:00
  • Wednesday 3 May, 16:00 - 18:00
  • Tuesday 16 May, 16:00 - 18:00

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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Regula Ludi

Lecturer at the University of Fribourg and University of Zurich

Regula Ludi is an expert on subjects including gender studies, the history of crime in the nineteenth century, Swiss refugee policy in the Nazi era, Roma and Sinti, Holocaust legacies and the gendered nature of representations of the past.

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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