Distance Learning

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Every year, we accept a limited number of practitioners who work in the field to follow the programme online.

An easy and interactive platform allows them to interact directly with professors and other participants during classes and access all the courses’ materials and readings. In case a participant is unable to follow a specific class, she/he can watch the recordings afterwards.
Participants can decide to take exams online or, alternatively, to come to Geneva to pass them.

Once the courses have been completed, six additional months are needed to complete a master’s paper and defend it before a jury. Participants do not need to be in Geneva to write their papers and can also defend it online.

Reduced Tuition Fees

Participants following the programme entirely online benefit from a 10 percent discount, bringing the Executive Master’s tuition fee to 16,200 Swiss Francs.

Online Short Courses

Professionals in the field can also follow online our short courses on topical issues and challenges in international law in armed conflict like international refugee law; the interplay between IHL and IHRL; the law of non-international armed conflicts; the protection of persons and property in international armed conflict; the challenges of international criminal justice; preventing and combating terrorism; or the responsibility to protect.

A short course comprises six classes of two hours each that take place on Thursday evenings and/or Friday afternoons and evenings. The tuition fee for a short course amounts to CHF 1,250.

Participants obtain a certificate at the end of the course (no ECTS credits are gained).