Awards

Recognizing Exceptional Academic Work

Picture of the winner of the 2016 Henry Dunant Prize Picture of the winner of the 2016 Henry Dunant Prize

Every year, we award two prizes to graduating students for their exceptional academic work.

The Henry Dunant Prize

The Henry Dunant Prize, worth 5,000 Swiss Francs, is presented to a member of the graduating class for an original and didactical LLM paper that deepens, strengthens and renews the ideals and commitment of Henry Dunant. Through this award, the Henry Dunant Prize Foundation and the Geneva Academy motivate young people to disseminate knowledge on international rules that protect victims of armed conflict and states of emergency.

The recipients of the Henry Dunant Prize also have the opportunity to publish their paper in the International Review of the Red Cross, a leading publication on international humanitarian law, humanitarian policy and humanitarian action.

The Best LLM Paper Prize

The Best LLM Paper Prize distinguishes a graduating student for an LLM paper of exceptional academic quality.

2023 Graduation Ceremony News

Exceptional Academic Work Recognized with Four Prizes at Graduation Ceremony

2 November 2023

Exceptional academic papers are honoured with four distinguished prizes that acknowledge outstanding academic achievements: the Henry Dunant Research Prize, the Best LLM Paper Prize, the Best MTJ Paper Prize, and, for the inaugural time this year, the Best ExMas Paper Prize.

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Scholarships

We offer scholarships to outstanding students who are unable to secure the funding required to cover tuition fees and/or the cost of living in Geneva.

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Faculty

LLM students have the opportunity to be taught by leading academics in the fields of international humanitarian law and human rights.

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Career Opportunities

Our objective is to produce graduates who will be leaders in the humanitarian, human rights and transitional justice fields.

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Research

Our research examines issues that are under-explored, need clarification, or are unconventional, experimental or challenging.

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