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Our LLM students have the opportunity, during Spring Semester, to acquire first-hand professional experience via internships with Geneva-based humanitarian and human rights actors. These include the International Committee of the Red Cross, the International Law Commission, or Geneva Call.
Places in this internship programme are limited and offered via a competitive selection process carried out by our partner organizations. For selected students, internships replace two optional courses and can be validated for 6 ECTS credits.
For the 2022–2023 academic year, we are offering students internships with the following institutions:*
*This list is subject to change.
As an intern with the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) Business and Human Rights Division, I conducted legal analysis in support of ICJ’s interventions before national courts and represented the ICJ before the United Nations working groups on private military companies and the treaty on business and human rights. Through these experiences, I enriched my understanding of international law and advocacy, while working to protect the human rights of people facing the consequences of unchecked business activities.
In this Opening Lecture of the Spring Semester, Madeleine Rees, Secretary-General of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, will explore the innumerable fault lines which can lead to violent conflict.
At this book launch, one of the book’s editors will discuss cultural heritage and mass atrocities with contributors to the book and specialists.
2023 will be a busy year for us. Discover what we are up to and some topical issues we will address and work on via our research, Geneva Human Rights Platform and master’s programmes.