The Faculty

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

Professors and Lecturers

Gloria Gaggioli

Director of the Geneva Academy and Associate/SNF Professor at the Law Faculty, University of Geneva

Marco Sassòli

Professor of International Law at the University of Geneva

Paola Gaeta

Professor of International Law at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies

Robin Geiß

Swiss Chair of International Humanitarian Law at the Geneva Academy and Professor of International Law and Security at the University Of Glasgow

Nils Melzer

Swiss Human Rights Chair at the Geneva Academy , Professor of International Law at the University of Glasgow and UN Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.

Andrew Clapham

Professor of International Law at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies

Andrea Bianchi

Professor of International Law at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies

Vincent Chetail

President of the Board and Professor of International Law at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies

Andreas Ziegler

Professor of International Law at the University of Lausanne

Salvatore Zappalà

Professor of International Law at the University of Catania School of Law

Gabriella Citroni

Professor of International Human Rights Law at the University of Milano-Bicocca

Giulio Bartolini

Associate Professor of International Law at Roma Tre University

Ahmed Al-Dawoody

Legal Adviser for Islamic Law and Jurisprudence at the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

Annyssa Bellal

Senior Research Fellow and Strategic Adviser on International Humanitarian Law

Alex Conte

Executive Director, Child Rights Connect

Nicolas Mansfield

Director of Legal Programs at the East-West Management Institute

Teaching Assistants

George Dvaladze

Teaching Assistant

Lukas Hafner

Teaching Assistant

Pavle Kilibarda

Teaching Assistant

Yulia Mogutova

Teaching Assistant

Joshua Niyo

Teaching Assistant

Öykü Irmakkesen

Teaching Assistant

Alessandra Spadaro

Teaching Assistant

The Geneva Academy offers a unique opportunity to acquire an in-depth knowledge of the main international law branches that are relevant for the protection of individuals in armed conflict and other situations of violence. The strong academic level of the students, the diversity of cultures represented in the programme and the richness of in-class discussions on contemporary legal issues makes teaching at the Geneva Academy a true pleasure.

Gloria Gaggioli

Director of the Geneva Academy and Associate/SNF Professor at the Law Faculty, University of Geneva

Internships

Our LLM students have the opportunity to acquire first-hand professional experience via internships with Geneva-based humanitarian and human rights actors

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Moot Courts

Our LLM students can participate in two moot courts, the prestigious Jean-Pictet Competition on international humanitarian law and the Nuremberg Moot Court Competition.

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Events

Our events provide a critical and scholarly forum for experts and practitioners to debate topical humanitarian, human rights and transitional justice issues.

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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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