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 career forward
  • A personal teaching style that encourages interaction between participants and lecturers
  • 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 thesis 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
  • A unique human experience during which all those involved (participants, faculty and resident staff) develop long-term bonds

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 Alumni Say

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Said Condo Ndoli is the Head of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) sub-delegation in Timbuktu, Mali and graduated from our Executive Master in International Law in Armed Conflict in 2021.

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

16 May 2022

Mona Koehler-Schindler works at the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) and follows the programme online.

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

10 May 2022

Anastasiya Marchuk is the Head of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Office in Odesa, Ukraine. She is currently enrolled in our Executive Master in International Law in Armed Conflict and follows the programme online.

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The Executive Master equipped me with feasible and meaningful legal arguments to facilitate principled humanitarian action in and outside the ongoing battlefields.

Fumiko Nakashima

Protection Delegate at the International Committee of the Red Cross