The Geneva Academy is a leading education and research institution in international humanitarian law, human rights and transitional justice. We attract some of the most experienced and academically qualified students from around the world who are taught by leading academics and practitioners in the field.
Our LLM in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights is one of the most innovative and intellectually challenging programmes in international humanitarian law and human rights offered in Europe today.
Luis Guillermo Pineda Rodas
Our Master in Transitional Justice, Human Rights and the Rule of Law is designed for young professionals who want to acquire high-level academic education and real-world practice in the field of transitional justice, human rights and the rule of law.
Our Executive Master in International Law in Armed Conflict is one of the few part-time, innovative and intellectually challenging programmes in international humanitarian law and human rights offered today.
Professor of International Law at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies
Director of the Geneva Academy and Associate/SNF Professor at the Law Faculty, University of Geneva
Professor at the University of Essex School of Law and Director of the Essex Transitional Justice Network
Professor and John Hume and Thomas P. O'Neill Chair in Peace at Ulster University
Professor of International Human Rights Law at the University of Milano-Bicocca
UN Photo / Elma Okic
Our LLM students have the opportunity to acquire first-hand professional experience via internships with Geneva-based humanitarian and human rights actors like the International Committee of the Red Cross, the International Commission of Jurists, or the United Nations Children's Fund.
Demobilization of Burundian Military
Our Master of Advanced Studies in Transitional Justice, Human Rights and the Rule of Law combines high-level academic education with real-world practice. Different parts of the programme allow students to develop the transferable skills necessary to succeed in the professional world and take up responsibilities in these fields.
This short course, which can be followed in Geneva or online, will provide participants with an introduction to substantive human rights law. It will start with an introduction to the nature and sources of international human rights law and its place in the international legal system. The course will then provide a presentation of the main principles applicable to substantive rights (jurisdiction, obligation and limitations).
This short course, which can be followed in Geneva or online, reviews the origins of international criminal law, its relationship with the international legal order including the UN Security Council and its coexistence with national justice institutions. The scope of international crimes – genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes and the crime of aggression – is considered alongside initiatives to expand or add to these categories.