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A Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) tank in Turalei, South Sudan. News

LLM Students Develop Knowledge and Critical Thinking on Current IHL and Human Rights Topics

28 September 2020

Students of our LLM in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights (2019-2020 academic year) dedicated their summer to the writing of their LLM papers – a key output of the programme.

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Peru, Chungui district, Totora village. Flowers wait to be placed on top of the gravesite for Marcelino's mother and three younger siblings. News

20 Pages to Address Key Transitional Justice Topics

24 September 2020

Students of our MAS in Transitional Justice, Human Rights and the Rule of Law – 2019-2020 academic year – successfully took up the challenge of addressing in around 20-pages contemporary transitional justice issues and challenges.

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Poster of the 2020 Mandela Moot Court News

The Geneva Academy Team Qualifies for the Oral Rounds of the Mandela Moot Court

22 September 2020

Charlotte Volet and Sonali Wanigabaduge, enrolled in our Master of Advanced Studies in Transitional Justice, Human Rights and the Rule of Law during the 2019–2020 academic year, successfully qualified for the oral rounds of the Nelson Mandela moot court.

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Participants in the training course on ESCR and the SDGs in Geneva News

Practitioners Develop Tools to Integrate Human Rights and the SDGs in their Work

21 September 2020

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the training course took place both in Geneva and online – with four participants in Geneva and nine online.

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Webinar Discusses the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Blind and Partially Sighted Persons

18 September 2020

An online event discussed the results and recommendations of a report of the World Blind Union that highlights the greater impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on blind and partially sighted persons.

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78 New Students Start their Academic Year in Geneva and Online

14 September 2020

The 78 students of our LLM in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights and MAS in Transitional Justice, Human Rights and the Rule of Law are starting their classes this week, both in Geneva and online.

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Felix Kirchmeier, Executive Director of the Geneva Human Rights Platform, in front of his computer News

Experts and Practitioners Address the Final Stage of the 2020 Treaty Body Review Process

14 September 2020

At an event organized by the Geneva Human Rights Platform, 50 experts and practitioners reflected on the consultation process of the TB review 2020 led by Morocco and Switzerland.

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 Yemen, Saada. A group of children play football against a backdrop of destroyed houses. News

New Offer: Online Short Courses in International Law in Armed Conflict

8 September 2020

For the upcoming 2020–2021 academic year, our 16 short courses in international law in armed conflict will also be offered online – in addition to taking place in Geneva.

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Kutum, North Darfur: Members of the Sudanese army patrol Kutum market News

Does the Recent Peace Agreement Put an End to the Non-International Armed Conflicts in Sudan?

7 September 2020

Our RULAC online portal provides a detailed analysis and legal classification of the various non-international armed conflicts that are taking place in Sudan. In this interview, our Research Fellow Dr Chiara Redaelli explains why the recent peace agreement does not put an end to them.

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The Recognition of the Right to Seeds is Key to Ensure Sustainable Food Systems

31 August 2020

Our new Research Brief identifies international legal standards that should be taken into account by law- and policy-makers when developing normative and policy frameworks governing seeds and food systems.

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