Clinical Work

Demobilization of Burundian Military Demobilization of Burundian Military

Exposure to Practical Work and Situations

Clinical work (12 ECTS credits) is an essential part of the programme.

It comprises seminars that facilitate dialogue and critical reflection on specific situations, as well as research internships with leading actors in the field of transitional justice. This allows students to gain practice-oriented experience alongside a solid academic training. Guest speakers are also invited throughout the year to discuss their first-hand experience with students.

Internships with Leading Actors

For the 2016–2017 academic year, students enrolled in the programme will be selected to carry out a research internship with the following institutions:*

Extending Your Residence Permit

In July, when classes are over, students can extend their residence permit for up to six months (i.e. until December) to undertake an internship or temporary assignment in a Geneva-based organization and/or look for a job in Geneva or Switzerland.


*This list is subject to change

Course Catalogue

The programme is structured around five modules that cover central theoretical and practical issues in the fields of transitional justice, human rights and the rule of law.

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Spring School

The Transitional Justice Spring School is a special one-week course, open to external participants, that discusses cutting-edge issues in transitional justice

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Our Campus

Our campus spans from Geneva’s international area to downtown Geneva with its vibrant cultural life.

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Living in Geneva

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One of the strengths of the Geneva Academy’s Master in Transitional Justice, Human Rights and the Rule of Law is its comprehensive approach, bridging the gap between academic theory and professional practice.

Robert Roth

Director of the Geneva Academy and Professor of International Criminal Law at the University of Geneva