Our alumni Ezequiel Heffes and Manuel Ventura are the editors, along with Marcos Kotlik, of a new book published by Springer on international humanitarian law and non-state actors.
Every year, at the Graduation Ceremony, the Henry Dunant Research Prize, the Best LLM Paper Prize and the Best MTJ Paper Prize reward three students for their exceptional academic work.
Students of our LLM in IHL and Human Rights and MAS in Transitional Justice are starting their 2019–2020 academic year.
Students of our LLM spent most of their summer working on their LLM papers: around 20 pages to discuss a specific issue in IHL and human rights in armed conflict.
Discover what students and alumni say about this programme!
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.
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.
Professor of International Law at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies
Director of the Geneva Academy and Professor of International Law at the University of Geneva
Visiting Professor of International Law at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies
Swiss National Science Foundation Professor at the Law Faculty of the University of Geneva and Lecturer at the University of Neuchâtel
Professor of International Human Rights Law at the University of Milano-Bicocca
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.
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.
This unique series of events relating to military institutions and the law aims to improve our students’ knowledge of military actors and operations.
Our LLM students can participate in two moot courts, the prestigious Jean-Pictet Competition on international humanitarian law and the Nuremberg Moot Court Competition.
Our LLM students have the opportunity to acquire first-hand professional experience via internships with Geneva-based humanitarian and human rights actors