Sandra Pointet/Geneva Academy
14 June 2018
The Geneva Academy is selected as a leading school in LLM Guide’s recently published list of Top 10 LLM Programmes in Human Rights Law, along with other prestigious academic institutions like Columbia University, Leiden University, Georgetown University Law Center or the University of Essex.
‘Our master's programmes are taught by highly experienced academics and practitioners from around the world. Their priority is to create an intense and dynamic learning environment where students acquire the legal tools to address current human rights and humanitarian challenges, as well as the ability to apply them to concrete situations’ underlines Robert Roth, Director of the Geneva Academy.
This one-year full-time postgraduate degree (60 ECTS) is one of the most innovative and intellectually challenging programmes in international humanitarian law (IHL) and human rights offered in Europe today. It provides advanced, comprehensive and practical training in IHL, international human rights law, international criminal law, as well as the interplay between them.
This one-year full-time postgraduate degree (60 ECTS) combines high-level academic education and real-world practice in the field of transitional justice, human rights and the rule of law. One of the very few courses on this subject worldwide, it focuses on strengthening interdisciplinary knowledge and preparing students for future professional activities.
This post-graduate degree (60 ECTS, equivalent to an LLM) is one of the few part-time programmes in the law of armed conflict offered today. Designed for professionals with demanding jobs and responsibilities, it provides strong theoretical and practical knowledge and responds to the growing need for specialists to address complex humanitarian challenges.
Olivier Chamard / Geneva Academy
During one week, from 19 to 23 March, practitioners, scholars, experts and students from a variety of backgrounds and disciplines discussed the roles that memory, culture and history play in dealing with a violent past and in preventing recurrence of atrocities.
In an expert meeting organized at the Geneva Academy by the School of Law at Queen’s University Belfast, more than 30 academics and practitioners discussed reparations by non-state armed groups during and following armed conflicts.
This event, co-organized with the ATLAS Network will feature prominent women in international law. Coming from different professional backgrounds, they will share their experience and advice through an interactive discussion.
A side event co-organized with Geneva Call at the 33rd International Conference of the Red Cross and Red Crescent.
This short course discusses the extent to which states may limit and/or derogate from their international human rights obligations in order to prevent and counter terrorism and thus protect persons under their jurisdiction.
This short course analyses the main international and regional norms governing the international protection of refugees. It notably examines the sources of international refugee law, including the 1951 Geneva Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees, and their interaction with human rights law and international humanitarian law.
We are a partner of the Human Rights, Big Data and Technology Project, housed at the University of Essex’s Human Rights Centre, which aims to map and analyse the human rights challenges and opportunities presented by the use of big data and associated technologies. It notably examines whether fundamental human rights concepts and approaches need to be updated and adapted to meet the new realities of the digital age.
This project examined the legal requirements that the use of autonomous weapon systems would need to comply with in a number of scenarios envisaged by proponents of increasing autonomy in weapon systems.