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LLM in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights: What our Students Say

14 January 2020

Lisa Borden, a practising trial lawyer in the US for 30 years and currently enrolled in our LLM tells us about the programme and life in Geneva.

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LLM in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights: What our Alumni Say

10 December 2019

In this interview, our alumna Jelena Plamenac, an international humanitarian lawyer with over 10 years’ experience in practicing humanitarian and human rights law in international criminal justice systems and humanitarian organizations, tells us about the programme and what it brought to her career.

The Faculty

Paola Gaeta

Professor of International Law at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies

Marco Sassòli

Director of the Geneva Academy and Professor of International Law at the University of Geneva

Neus Torbisco-Casals

Visiting Professor of International Law at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies

Gloria Gaggioli

Swiss National Science Foundation Professor at the Law Faculty of the University of Geneva and Lecturer at the University of Neuchâtel

William A. Schabas

Professor of International Law at Middlesex University, London

Gabriella Citroni

Professor of International Human Rights Law at the University of Milano-Bicocca

Nils Melzer

Swiss Human Rights Chair at the Geneva Academy

Vincent Chetail

President of the Board and Professor of International Law at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies

During my study at the Geneva Academy, I came to realize that international law is not just limited to theoretical issues. Professors who are teaching us are not just interpreting the theoretical dimensions but also sharing their practical experience.

Quazi Omar Foysal

Lecturer in Public International Law, American International University-Bangladesh

Course Catalogue

Core courses provide a solid legal basis and understanding of public international law, international humanitarian law, international human rights law, international refugee law and international criminal law.

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Military Briefings

This unique series of events relating to military institutions and the law aims to improve our students’ knowledge of military actors and operations.

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Moot Courts

Our LLM students can participate in two moot courts, the prestigious Jean-Pictet Competition on international humanitarian law and the Nuremberg Moot Court Competition.

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Internships

Our LLM students have the opportunity to acquire first-hand professional experience via internships with Geneva-based humanitarian and human rights actors

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