3 July 2018
A joint team of our LLM in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights (LLM) and Master of Advanced Studies in Transitional Justice, Human Rights and the Rule of Law (MTJ) will represent the Geneva Academy at the 2018 Nuremberg Moot Court from 25 to 28 July 2018. A total of 58 teams will participate in this prestigious moot court in international criminal law.
During four days, Leanna Burnard, Antoana Nedyalkova, Anne-Sofie Stockman and Agata Szerszenska will plead a fictional case before the International Criminal Court concerning alleged crimes of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes incorporating, the question of cyber attack. They are coached by Tom Gal, Teaching Assistant at the Geneva Academy and PhD candidate at the Law Faculty of the University of Geneva.
Robert Roth, Director of the Geneva Academy, will also participate in this edition as a member of the jury, along with other judges and world-renowned experts.
‘The Nuremberg Moot Court provides a unique opportunity for students to train their international law argumentation skills and apply what they’ve learned, in particular in their international criminal law classes, to a concrete case. This is why participation in this leading competition forms an integral part of our LLM and MTJ curricula’ says Robert Roth.
The Nuremberg Moot Court is organized by the International Nuremberg Principles Academy and the Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg. It is held in Courtroom 600 of the Nuremberg Palace of Justice, where the famous Post-World War II trials took place.
The Moot Court takes place every summer. Teams from around the world gather together to present their legal briefs before a jury. Each team presents either as the prosecution or the defence and is evaluated for the content of its briefs as well as presentation skills, teamwork and spirit.
In 2017, the Geneva Academy team won the prize for the Best Defense of Written Memoranda.
Nicolas Michel will officially join the Iran-United States Claim Tribunal (IUSCT) in The Hague on 1 January 2018.
Olivier Chamard / Geneva Academy
Besides an in-depth study of various areas related to transitional justice, human rights and the rule of law, three different tracks – Thematic Focus, Clinical Work or Academic Research – allow students to pursue their particular interests.
On the occasion of the launch of Modes of Liability in International Criminal Law, based on research undertaken at the Geneva Academy, panelists will discuss questions related to criminal responsibility for international crimes.
We look forward to welcoming graduating students, their friends, families and our professors at the 2019 Graduation Ceremony.
This short course intends to provide participants with a solid understanding of the existing pluralistic system of international accountability for international crimes and of its main challenges.
This short course reviews the origins of international criminal law, its relationship with the international legal order including the UN Security Council and its coexistence with national justice institutions. The scope of international crimes – genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes and the crime of aggression – is considered alongside initiatives to expand or add to these categories.
This project intends to clarify the conditions of accountability for international crimes by providing a detailed assessment of the customary international law status of, in particular, the actus reus and mens rea elements of modes of liability: planning, instigating, conspiracy, direct and indirect perpetration, co-perpetration, the three forms of joint criminal enterprise, the doctrine of common purpose under the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, command responsibility and aiding and abetting.
UN Photo/Stuart Price
This research project aimed to clarify the multiple facets of post-conflict peacebuilding.