Recognizing Exceptional Academic Work
Olivier Chamard / Geneva Academy
Every year, we award two prizes to graduating students for their exceptional academic work.
The Henry Dunant Prize, worth 5,000 Swiss Francs, is presented to a member of the graduating class for an original and didactical LLM paper that deepens, strengthens and renews the ideals and commitment of Henry Dunant. Through this award, the Henry Dunant Prize Foundation and the Geneva Academy motivate young people to disseminate knowledge on international rules that protect victims of armed conflict and states of emergency.
The recipients of the Henry Dunant Prize also have the opportunity to publish their paper in the International Review of the Red Cross, a leading publication on international humanitarian law, humanitarian policy and humanitarian action.
The Best LLM Paper Prize distinguishes a graduating student for an LLM paper of exceptional academic quality.
Sandra Pointet/Geneva Academy
These prizes – the Henry Dunant Research Prize, the Best LLM Paper Prize and the Best MTJ Paper Prize –, awarded during the Graduation Ceremony, recognize the exceptional academic work of three graduating students.
Students of our LLM in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights and MAS in Transitional Justice who will graduate in October dedicated their summer to the writing of their LLM and MTJ papers – a key output of both programmes.
Since this academic year, recipients of the Henry Dunant Prize will have the opportunity to publish their paper in the International Review of the Red Cross, a leading publication on IHL, humanitarian policy and humanitarian action.
I learned that law can be used as a powerful shield to protect certain values like peace, human dignity, non-discrimination, and also as a sword to fight for them. I learned this from professors who inspired me and continue to inspire me.
We offer scholarships to outstanding students who are unable to secure the funding required to cover tuition fees and/or the cost of living in Geneva.
LLM students have the opportunity to be taught by leading academics in the fields of international humanitarian law and human rights.
Our objective is to produce graduates who will be leaders in the humanitarian, human rights and transitional justice fields.
Our research examines issues that are under-explored, need clarification, or are unconventional, experimental or challenging.