Our Teaching Assistant Joshua Niyo Moves to UCLA School of Law to Finalize his Doctoral Research

Portrait of Joshua Niyo Portrait of Joshua Niyo

24 February 2021

Our Teaching Assistant Joshua Niyo received a one-year Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF) Doc.Mobility grant to spend a year at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Law as Visiting Researcher. With this SNF grant, he will finalize his doctoral research on the norms, principles and contemporary challenges regarding territorial control by armed-non state actors (ANSAs) in non-international armed conflicts. He will also complete other writing and research projects in the thematic area of ANSAs and international law, including on Islamist groups, and will be involved in the UCLA School of Law’s Promise Institute for Human Rights.

Joshua is an alumnus of our LLM in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights and has been a Teaching Assistant with us since September 2017.

‘Undeniably, the Geneva Academy has been formative for me, as a student, Teaching Assistant, and researcher. As a rich and inspiring environment, it has given me the tools for an illustrious career in international law, for which I am thankful! I am grateful to God for the new opportunity, and look forward both to exercising these attributes at UCLA, and to the career growth and impact of this new experience!’ Says Joshua.

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