The Geneva Academy Selected as a Leading School in LLM Guide’s Recently Published List: Top 10 LLM Programmes in Human Rights Law!

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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.

 LLM in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights

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.

Master of Advanced Studies in Transitional Justice, Human Rights and the Rule of Law

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.

Executive Master in International Law in Armed Conflict

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.

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