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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 2023–2024 academic year, we are offering students internships with the following institutions:*
*This list is subject to change.
I interned at the Association for the Prevention of Torture (APT), where I predominantly learnt about and worked on the issue of legal safeguards against torture in the early hours of police custody. This included researching and compiling international and European legal standards on this issue, which allowed me to gain a deeper understanding of the importance of the rights of access to a lawyer, to a relative/third party, and to a doctor, as well as the right to receive information on one’s legal rights when in police custody.
As a Human Rights Officer with the UN Mission in South Sudan, Andrew Botz supports investigations into alleged violations of international humanitarian law and human rights in the context of the armed conflict in the country. In this interview, he tells about the programme, fond memories and what it brought to his career.
For the first time, two Geneva Academy teams will participate in the prestigious Jean-Pictet Competition: a Francophone team and an Anglophone one.
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