4 February 2021
For this spring semester, we offer a series of short courses on topical and contemporary issues in the field of international humanitarian law, human rights and transitional justice.
Given the current health situation, these courses are offered exclusively online.
‘These short courses will be of interest to practitioners in Geneva and in the field – diplomats, lawyers, staff members of international organizations, NGOs of National Human Rights Institutions – who want to acquire specific knowledge and expertise in a field related to their work’ explains Professor Gloria Gaggioli, Director of the Geneva Academy.
The online short courses – 10 in total – cover a wide range of issues and topics, ranging from terrorism, the responsibility to protect or international refugee law to the rule of law in practice or the role of civil society in transitional justice processes.
Three new Working Papers – researched by the Geneva Academy in the context of our joint project with the ICRC on the digitalization of armed conflict – address some of the main issues of contention concerning the application of international law to military cyber operations.
UN Photo / Jean-Marc Ferré
The Geneva Academy is deeply saddened by the sudden passing of Professor Christof Heyns. He was an incredible force of inspiration for all of us at the Geneva Academy – students, researchers and professors.
The 2021 Annual Conference will discuss the connectivity between national human rights actors and the Geneva-based international mechanisms.
This short course, which can be followed in Geneva or online, 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.
This short course, which can be followed in Geneva or online, discusses the protection offered by international humanitarian law (IHL) in non-international armed conflicts (NIACs) and addresses some problems and controversies specific to IHL of NIACs, including the difficulty to ensure the respect of IHL by armed non-state actors.
The Geneva Human Rights Platform collaborates with a series of actors to reflect on the implementation of international human rights norms at the local level and propose solutions to improve uptake of recommendations and decisions taken by Geneva-based human rights bodies at the local level.
The Rule of Law in Armed Conflicts project (RULAC) is a unique online portal that identifies and classifies all situations of armed violence that amount to an armed conflict under international humanitarian law (IHL). It is primarily a legal reference source for a broad audience, including non-specialists, interested in issues surrounding the classification of armed conflicts under IHL.
UN PHOTO /Jean Marc Ferre