Teaching at the Geneva Academy has been an extremely enriching experience, both as a professional and as a human being. The quality of courses taught in the context of the LLM is very high and allows students to gather a solid academic knowledge, as well as a critical appraisal of contemporary issues of international humanitarian, human rights and criminal law.
This short course, which can be followed in Geneva or online, will provide participants with an introduction to substantive human rights law. It will start with an introduction to the nature and sources of international human rights law and its place in the international legal system. The course will then provide a presentation of the main principles applicable to substantive rights (jurisdiction, obligation and limitations).
This short course, which can be followed in Geneva or online, reviews the origins of international criminal law, its relationship with the international legal order including the UN Security Council and its coexistence with national justice institutions. The scope of international crimes – genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes and the crime of aggression – is considered alongside initiatives to expand or add to these categories.