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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 Commission of Jurists, 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 2021–2022 academic year, we are offering students internships with the following institutions:*
*This list is subject to change.
During the Spring Semester, I interned at the International Service for Human Rights (ISHR), an NGO based in Geneva. Whilst there, I performed several duties which included attending and reporting on relevant meetings and side events at the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council and conducting research on UN Treaty bodies. This internship gave me a unique opportunity to view the UN human rights system at work in Geneva as well as the opportunity to contribute to ISHR’s work on human rights defenders and strengthening human rights systems.
This conference, organized with the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue, will address the adverse implications for the enjoyment of human rights caused by environmental degradation in armed conflicts.
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This IHL Talk aims at clarifying the relevant frameworks of responsibility for the crimes committed by the Wagner troops.
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In this talk, we will analyse different examples of cyber operations allegedly conducted or sponsored by states, and discuss their effects on the geopolitical contexts as well as the different challenges they raise for international law.