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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 my LLM programme at the Geneva Academy, I had the opportunity to intern at the International Service for Human Rights, a Geneva based NGO working on the protection of human rights defenders worldwide and on strengthening the United Nations (UN) human rights mechanisms. As such, I had the occasion to support the work of the UN Treaty Bodies Advocacy Unit which gave me an insight of the work of the role and impact of the civil society at the UN, and a comprehensive understanding of the human rights mechanisms in practice at the heart of International Geneva.
Stephen Hare won the Gilbert-Apollis Prize at the 36th Edition of the Jean-Pictet Competition that took place in early December in Albania.
Ten alumni – six from our LLM in IHL and Human Rights and two from our MAS in Transitional Justice – published an article in the new edition of the International Review of the Red Cross that features emerging voices in the field of humanitarian law, policy and action.
This event aims at promoting the use of the new Guidelines for Lawyers in Support to Peaceful Assemblies within legal professions.