Olivier Chamard / Geneva Academy
25 March 2019
Professor Vincent Chetail becomes the New President of the Geneva Academy’s Board. He succeeds to Nicolas Michel, Professor Emeritus at the University of Geneva and at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies.
‘We’re very grateful to Nicolas Michel for his ongoing and dedicated support. It was a privilege for the Geneva Academy to have this internationally renowned expert accompanying and advising us during ten years’ underlines Marco Sassòli, Director of the Geneva Academy.
‘We look forward to having Professor Vincent Chetail, who is in our Board since 2012, as its new President. He is teaching courses on international refugee law in our LLM in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights and Executive Master in International Law in Armed Conflict and knows well our research as he has been one of our previous Director of Research’ stresses Marco Sassòli.
Vincent Chetail is Professor of International Law and Head of the Law Department at the Graduate Institute and Director of the Global Migration Centre. His research focuses on refugee and migrant law, humanitarian law and human rights, international criminal law, collective security and peacekeeping. He has published widely on these issues.
Professor Chetail regularly serves as a consultant to governments, NGOs and international organizations, including the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM).
The Board is composed of independent individuals representing the Geneva Academy’s founding institutions – the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies and the University of Geneva – and main partners.
Major management decisions and the Geneva Academy strategy are discussed with and approved by the Board.
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This annual conference, co-organized with the Human Rights Centre of University of Essex, provides a space to discuss the legal and policy issues that have arisen in the past and the current year in relation to armed conflicts situations.
This event marks the launch in Geneva of the new book by Juan Pablo Bohoslavsky, UN Independent Expert on Debt and Human Rights, which discusses the responsibility of Pinochet’s economic accomplices.
Organized by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the Geneva Academy, this advanced seminar aims to enhance the capacity of lecturers and researchers to teach and research international humanitarian law contemporary issues, addressing both substantive and pedagogical aspects.
UN Photo / Jean-Marc Ferré
This training course will explore the origin and evolution of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) and its functioning in Geneva and will focus on the nature of implementation of the UPR recommendations at the national level.
This research aims at building a common understanding and vision as to how states and the relevant parts of the UN system can provide a concrete and practical framework to address human rights responsibilities of armed non-state actors.
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