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20 April - 18 May 2021
Application start 14 February 2021
Application end 23 March 2021
Fee: 1250 Swiss Francs

Sexuality, Gender Identity and International Humanitarian and Human Rights Law

Bangui Hospital, CAR: The journey of a wounded woman at MSF'SICA hospital in Bangui Someone shows a bullet that landed on France's property in Damala, a neighbourhood parallel to the road where the fighting happened on 13 January 2021. Bangui Hospital, CAR: The journey of a wounded woman at MSF'SICA hospital in Bangui Someone shows a bullet that landed on France's property in Damala, a neighbourhood parallel to the road where the fighting happened on 13 January 2021.

Descriptive

This online short course gives an overview of the role of sexuality and gender identity in international human rights law (e.g. persecution, discrimination, harassment etc.) and international humanitarian law (e.g. sexual violence). Among other things, it will present the existing treaties in the field that address these aspects and will look at existing problems and loopholes.

The course also provides an overview of the ‘Jogjakarta Principles’ and recent initiatives by the United Nations (UN) Independent Expert on sexual orientation and gender identity. A special emphasis will be put on the taboos in the international discourse and the role of non-state actors, as presented in the UN Standards of Conduct for Business on Tackling Discrimination against LGBTI people.

Online

This short course is offered exclusively online.

Audience

This course forms part of our LLM in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights. It is open to professionals – diplomats, lawyers, legal advisers, judges, NGO staff, human rights advocates, media specialists, professionals working in emergency situations, UN staff and staff from other international organizations – who are not enrolled in the MTJ and who want to deepen their expertise in this specific issue.

Schedule

Courses take place on:

  • Tuesday 20 April 2021, 08:00–12:00
  • Tuesday 4 May 2021, 08:00–12:00
  • Tuesday 11 May 2021, 08:00–12:00
  • Tuesday 18 May 2021, 10:00–12:00

Fee

The fee for this short course is 1,250 Swiss Francs. In case of cancellation by the participants, CHF 200 won't be returned.

Certificate

Participants obtain a certificate at the end of the course (no ECTS credits are gained).

How to Apply

Applications for this short course must be submitted via the online form. If you encounter problems with your application, do not hesitate to contact us.

Your application will need to include:

  • A short motivation letter (no more than one page)
  • Your curriculum vitae
  • Proof of your competence in English (a certificate or statement highlighting your solid background in English)
  • A valid copy of your visa or residence permit (only applicants who require a visa to enter the Schengen area)

Once admitted to the course, participants receive instructions on how to pay. Proof of payment is required before you begin the course.

Professor and Lecturer

Picture of Andreas Ziegler

Andreas Ziegler

Professor of International Law at the University of Lausanne

Andreas Ziegler regularly advises governments, international organizations, NGOs and private clients and represents them before various domestic and international courts and arbitral tribunals.

Location

Online course

Access

This course will be conducted online using the ZOOM platform.

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