Armed Conflicts / International Humanitarian Law / International Human Rights Law / International Courts and Tribunals / International Criminal Court / International Criminal Law / Counter-terrorism / International Refugee Law / Peacekeeping / International Organizations / Peacebuilding / International Criminal Justice / United Nations / Military Occupation / International Migration Law / Reconstruction Policy
Vincent Chetail is Professor of International Law at the Graduate Institute and Director of the Global Migration Centre. He is a board member of the Geneva Academy and, from 2004 to 2012, was the Geneva Academy’s Research Director.
He is also Editor in Chief of Refugee Survey Quarterly, Senior Research Associate at the Refugee Law Initiative (University of London), as well as a member of the Academic Network for Legal Studies on Immigration and Asylum in Europe and the General Assembly of the International Institute of Human Rights.
His areas of research relate to refugee and migrant law, humanitarian law and human rights, international criminal law, collective security and peacekeeping.
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).
He has been a visiting scholar at Harvard Law School and a visiting professor at several universities, including Queen’s University, Belfast, The Hague Academy of International Law, the European University Institute, Florence, the University of Paris XI and Université libre de Bruxelles.
This course analyzes the main international and regional legal norms governing refugee protection. It examines the sources of international refugee law, including the 1951 Geneva Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees, and their interaction with human rights law and international humanitarian law.
Who is a refugee? What is the legal framework currently applicable to those fleeing states affected by armed conflicts like Syria, Iraq or Afghanistan? What are the related obligations of European states? This course analyzes the main international and regional legal norms governing refugee protection.
Reforming the Common European Asylum System: The New European Refugee Law, Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
Andrew Clapham, Paola Gaeta and Marco Sassoli, The Geneva Conventions: A Commentary, Oxford University Press
Andrew Clapham and Paola Gaeta, The Oxford Handbook of International Law in Armed Conflict, Oxford University Press