Public Events

Opening lecture of the 2016-2017 academic year Opening lecture of the 2016-2017 academic year

Addressing Key Issues

A major advantage of being a student at the Geneva Academy is having access to our broad range of public events featuring key experts and issues in international humanitarian law, human rights and transitional justice.

Leading Thinkers and Speakers

We host some of the world’s leading thinkers and speakers on international humanitarian law, human rights and transitional justice who share their research, views and experiences and directly touch upon topics addressed in our programmes. These lectures are free to attend, open to the public and take place at lunchtime or in the evening.

Our students also have access to conferences and public events organized by the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, the University of Geneva and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).

International Film Festival and Forum for Human Rights

Every year in early March, the International Film Festival and Forum for Human Rights (FIFDH) – one of the world’s most important events dedicated to film and human rights – provides a great opportunity to engage with films, documentaries and debates on burning human rights and humanitarian topics.

Our Masters

Yemen, Aden, Kreiter. A civil rescue service volunteer takes a break from pulling out trapped people and dead bodies from beneath the rubble.

LLM in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights

Our LLM in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights is one of the most innovative and intellectually challenging programmes in international humanitarian law and human rights offered in Europe today.

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Guatemala, photos of disappeared on a wall

Master in Transitional Justice, Human Rights and the Rule of Law

Our Master in Transitional Justice, Human Rights and the Rule of Law is designed for young professionals who want to acquire high-level academic education and real-world practice in the field of transitional justice, human rights and the rule of law.

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Syria, Aleppo, Sheikh Massoud neighbourhood, near the frontline. Fighters of the Free Syrian Army.

Executive Master in International Law in Armed Conflict

Our Executive Master in International Law in Armed Conflict is one of the few part-time, innovative and intellectually challenging programmes in international humanitarian law and human rights offered today.

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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. Event

Opening Lecture: Navigating a Career in International Law

28 September 2020, 18:30-20:00

In this opening lecture of the academic year, Catherine Marchi-Uhel, Head of the International, Impartial and Independent Mechanism on international crimes committed in Syria, will share her experience on a career in international law.

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Policeofficer from the back Event

Swiss Counter-Terrorism Bills: What are the Legal and Policy Challenges?

29 September 2020, 18:00-19:30

This panel will discuss the legal and policy challenges of the Swiss bills in light of international law.

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Flags outside the Palais de Nations in Geneva Event

The UN @75: Challenges for the New Quarter-Century

30 September 2020, 16:00-18:00

The discussion will focus on issue areas at the heart of the UN’s mandate and where a renewed vision for collective global action is urgently called for: nuclear disarmament, humanitarian assistance, sustainable development and human rights.

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