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.

2021 Graduation Ceremony News

Three Prizes Distinguish Graduate Students for their Master’s Papers

8 November 2021

The Henry Dunant Research Prize, the Best LLM Paper Prize and the Best MTJ Paper Prize distinguished three graduating students for their exceptional academic work.

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Syria,  Zabadani. A displaced couple return to their home with their daughter. His son and his family will move in once their apartment is restored. News

Our Students’ Say on Contemporary Humanitarian, Human Rights and Transitional Justice Challenges

22 October 2021

In around 20 pages students of our LLM and MAS in Transitional Justice investigated a subject of special interest to them and deepened their knowledge and expertise through research as well as exchanges with experts, scholars and practitioners.

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Henry Dunant at 68 News

The Henry Dunant Prize’s Winning Article will be Published in the International Review of the Red Cross

18 May 2021

Since this academic year, recipients of the Henry Dunant Prize will have the opportunity to publish their paper in the International Review of the Red Cross, a leading publication on IHL, humanitarian policy and humanitarian action.

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The Geneva Academy is uniquely positioned, with its proximity to the United Nations and other international bodies in Geneva, its expert faculty and its highly motivated, extraordinarily diverse, and very stimulating student body. It is extremely fulfilling to be part of it.

William A. Schabas

Professor of International Law at Middlesex University, London

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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