Event information

28 September 2020, 18:30-20:00

Opening Lecture: Navigating a Career in International Law

Event

Catherine Marchi-Uhel, Head of the International, Impartial and Independent Mechanism (IIIM) for the Crimes Committed in Syria, briefs journalists ahead of the first informal debate on the IIIM. Catherine Marchi-Uhel, Head of the International, Impartial and Independent Mechanism (IIIM) for the Crimes Committed in Syria, briefs journalists ahead of the first informal debate on the IIIM.

Catherine Marchi-Uhel initially started working as a young judge handling offenses by juveniles in France. After joining the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and focusing more on human rights, she came across an opportunity to go to the Former Yugoslavia. From there, she continued to develop her career in international law – at the Yugoslav and Rwandan Tribunals, in the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia, as part of the United Nations Peacekeeping Mission in Liberia, as the Ombudsperson to the ISIL (Da'esh) and Al-Qaida Sanctions Committee, and most recently at the International, Impartial and Independent Mechanism to Assist in the Investigation and Prosecution of Core International Crimes Committed in Syria.

Though it may appear linear at first glance, Ms Marchi-Uhel has taken many twists and turns into the unknown. ‘I have always looked at jobs as opportunities for me to learn, to do something different and to hopefully put my skills to the best possible use. You never know exactly what you signed up for until you do it, but it is about being ready to embrace uncertainties and challenges, whether they are legal or of a different nature.’

In this opening lecture of the 2020–2021 academic year, Catherine Marchi-Uhel will share with our students her experience and advice on a career in international law through an interactive discussion.

Attendance

This event is primarily aimed at our incoming students.

External persons can attend this event but exclusively online via this link (passcode: 668157) which will allow them to follow the discussion.

 

Location

Campus Biotech (9 Chemin des Mines, 1202 Geneva), Auditorium H8-01 (only for Geneva Academy's students who can access the premises with a badge) and online.

Access

Campusd Biotech (For our Students Only)

Public Transports

Bus 1, 11 and 25, stop Jardin Botanique

Tram 15, stop Maison de la Paix

Train CFF and CEVA, stop Sécheron

Mouette 4, stop De-Chateaubriand

Online

 External persons can attend this event but exclusively online via this link (passcode: 668157) which will allow them to follow the discussion.

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