28 July 2020
Mohibullah Taib is an Afghan diplomat in charge of human rights at the Permanent Mission of Afghanistan to the United Nations (UN) in Geneva. Prior to that, he was the Deputy Director of the Human Rights Department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Afghanistan and the first diplomat of Afghanistan in Baku, Azerbaijan.
I chose this programme because it provides an outstanding opportunity to acquire a solid knowledge in public international law, international humanitarian law, international criminal law, and international refugee law while working in Geneva. I really need to learn more about these topics to perform better and carry out my responsibilities here in Geneva as well as throughout my career.
It does. The programme provides me with the essential knowledge to understand better the issues I am dealing with here, notably at the UN Human Rights Council, treaty bodies and much more. While the programme is still ongoing, I feel that I already gained a lot.
Geneva is a unique centre for human rights and humanitarian issues and it is clear for me that this programme offers a unique opportunity to learn about both international human rights law and IHL in the best practical and possible way in Geneva.
I enjoyed the interactive discussions almost in all courses and of course the level of professionalism shown by the professors.
As a person who works in the foreign service, the programme provides me with a good level of knowledge in very essential topics for my career. It will strengthen me to perform better and work with more self-confidence.
Yes of course! It’s one of the best academic programmes for professionals who want to continue learning simultaneously with responsibilities in his/her office.
Sahar Ammar is a Project Associate in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) department of the Center for Humanitarian Dialogue (HD) in Geneva. In this interview, she tells about the programme and what it brought to her career.
For the 2020-2021 academic year, 18 practitioners will follow the programme in Geneva and 26 online.
This short course, which can be followed in Geneva or online, provides participants with a solid understanding of the existing pluralistic system of international accountability for international crimes and of its main challenges.
This short course, which can be followed in Geneva or online, examines the sources of international humanitarian law (IHL). It provides an introduction to the key principles and terminology of IHL.