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At the Geneva Academy professors, academics, experts and practitioners address challenges in international law that relate to situations of armed conflict, protracted violence and the protection of human rights.
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Director of the Geneva Academy and Professor of International Law at the University of Geneva
Marco Sassòli has published widely on international humanitarian law (IHL), human rights law, international criminal law, the sources of international law, the responsibility of states and non-state actors and Swiss constitutional law. He is recognized as a leading expert in IHL.
Swiss National Science Foundation Professor at the Law Faculty of the University of Geneva and Lecturer at the University of Neuchâtel
Gloria Gaggioli's work focuses notably on the interplay between international humanitarian law and international human rights law, the right to life and the use of force, including the conduct of hostilities, law enforcement and self-defence.
Professor of International Law at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies
Andrea Bianchi's work focuses on topics that range from international law theory, international human rights law, security and counter-terrorism, the law of jurisdiction and jurisdictional immunities to state responsibility and the law of treaties.
Co-Director of the Master in Transitional Justice, Human Rights and the Rule of Law
Thomas Unger has more than 15 year of expertise in the field of transitional justice, notably as the former Senior Adviser to the UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion of truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence.
Professor of International Law at Middlesex University, London
Recognized as a leading expert on international human rights law, international criminal law, genocide and capital punishment, William A. Schabas is the author of more than 20 books and 350 journal articles on these issues.
Professor of Public International Law at the University of Nottingham School of Law
Marko Milanovic's expertise relates to international law, especially issues of state responsibility and treaty interpretation; international human rights law, particularly the question of extraterritorial application of human rights treaties; international criminal law and international humanitarian law.
Professor of Human Rights Law at the University of Pretoria
Christof Heyns is recognized internationally as a leading expert in the field of international human rights law, including right to life issues and regional human rights mechanisms, and has published widely on these matters.
Professor of International Human Rights Law at the University of Milano-Bicocca
Gabriella Citroni's research focuses on subjects related to international human rights law and she cooperates with a number of NGOs, providing legal assistance to victims of serious human rights violations and their relatives.
Professor at the University of Essex School of Law and Director of the Essex Transitional Justice Network
Clara Sandoval is a leading expert in transitional justice, the Inter-American System of Human Rights, legal theory, business and human rights, reparations, guarantees of non-repetition and implementation of human rights orders and recommendations.
Professor of international law at the University of East Anglia
Tarcisio Gazzini is Professor of international law at the University of East Anglia. His research focuses on the use of force in international law, foreign investment law, human rights law, international organizations and economic sanctions.
Visiting Lecturer at the History Department of the University of Geneva
Francesca Piana is a historian of European and international history. Her research and teaching encompass internationalism, humanitarian aid and the mission, migration, and women/gender in 20th century Europe through a transnational, comparative, and interdisciplinary perspective.
Special Envoy and Head of the Task Force for Dealing with the Past and Prevention of Atrocities, and Special Envoy on Peace and Human Security, Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs
Mô Bleeker has worked for more than 35 years in societies engaged in a process of transition from war to peace in Central America, Colombia, the Balkans, South and South East Asia, Central Asia, Central, North and West Africa.
Senior Lecturer at the Institute for Social Anthropology, University of Basel
Dr Rita Kesselring is Senior Lecturer at the University of Basel's Institute for Social Anthropology. She leads the interdisciplinary project ‘Valueworks: Effects of Financialisation along the Copper Value Chain’ and works on a manuscript on new mining towns in Zambia’s Northwestern Province.
Expert in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights Law
Dr Sandra Krähenmann conducts legal research on the impact of counter-terrorism on human rights law and international humanitarian law, during the last two years with a particular focus on measures to stem the so-called foreign fighter phenomenon
Dr Claire Callejon has been part of the Academic Platform on Treaty Body Review 2020 since 2017. Her areas of expertise include international human rights law, the United Nations Human Rights machinery and refugee law.
Clément Nyaletsossi Voule is Associate Researcher at the Geneva Academy and UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights to Freedom of Peaceful Assembly and of Association. He is also Senior Advisor at the International Service for Human Rights (ISHR).