The Executive Master in International Law in Armed Conflict in a Nutshell

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What

The Executive Master in International Law in Armed Conflict is:

  • An online part-time programme for professionals with demanding jobs and responsibilities
  • An in-depth study of the following areas: international law, International humanitarian law (IHL), international human rights law (IHRL), international criminal law (ICL) and the interplay between them
  • A focus on topical and emerging issues like the regime of sanctions in international law, preventing and combating terrorism or peacebuilding in post-conflict and fragile situations
  • A prestigious faculty composed of leading academics and renowned experts and practitioners who are abreast of the latest developments and debates
  • Access to our events which provide a critical and scholarly forum for experts and practitioners to discuss and debate topical issues in IHL, IHRL and ICL
  • A degree conferred by two prestigious academic institutions

Why

10 reasons for choosing the Executive Master at the Geneva Academy:

  • Designed for professionals who want to pursue an advanced master’s degree while working at the same time
  • Entirely online, allowing practitioners in the field to follow the programme from abroad
  • A leading institution in the field of IHL and IHRL
  • A response to the growing need for specialists to address current challenges and situations
  • The opportunity to acquire a thorough understanding of the laws of war and how to apply them in complex contemporary contexts
  • A programme that forms high-level professionals who want to acquire additional responsibilities or move their careers forward
  • A personal teaching style that encourages interaction between participants and lecturers
  • Flexibility that allows participants to follow courses afterwards if on travel for work or at a conference
  • Ongoing exchanges with other participants: 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
  • A master’s paper that allows participants to investigate a subject of special interest and deepen their knowledge and expertise through research as well as exchanges with experts, scholars and practitioners

How

  • 60 ECTS Credits
  • Courses dispatched in four different modules that provide a firm grounding in public international law, IHL, IHRL and ICL
  • Tutorials ahead of exams that allow participants to revise and discuss concepts and issues addressed in class
  • An easy and interactive platform that allows participants to interact directly with professors and other participants during classes and access all the courses’ materials and readings
  • The writing of a master’s paper
  • A graduation ceremony
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Executive Master in International Law in Armed Conflict: What Participants Say

4 April 2023

Giada Rubino follows our online Executive Master in International Law in Armed Conflict while working as a Human Rights Associate at OHCHR in Colombia.

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Executive Master in International Law in Armed Conflict: What Participants Say

27 March 2023

Daniel Fyfe follows our online Executive Master in International Law in Armed Conflict while working as an Associate Expert at OHCHR in Geneva on UN treaty bodies’ individual communications procedures.

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Executive Master in International Law in Armed Conflict: What Participants Say

13 March 2023

Myriam Haddad follows our online Executive Master in International Law in Armed Conflict while working as Legal Adviser at the ICRC in Libya.

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The Executive Master in International Law in Armed Conflict was an excellent and enriching executive learning experience!

Gladice Pickering

Deputy Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Justice of Namibia