Awards

Recognizing Exceptional Academic Work

Picture of the winner of the 2016 Henry Dunant Prize Picture of the winner of the 2016 Henry Dunant Prize

Every year, we award two prizes to graduating students for their exceptional academic work.

The Henry Dunant Prize

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

The Best LLM Paper Prize distinguishes a graduating student for an LLM paper of exceptional academic quality.

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The Henry Dunant Prize’s Winning Article will be Published in the International Review of the Red Cross

18 May 2021

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.

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Three Students Rewarded for their Exceptional Academic Work

2 November 2020

Every year, at the Graduation Ceremony, three students – two from the LLM in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights and one from the MAS in Transitional Justice, Human Rights and the Rule of Law are rewarded for their exceptional academic work via three prizes.

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LLM Students Develop Knowledge and Critical Thinking on Current IHL and Human Rights Topics

28 September 2020

Students of our LLM in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights (2019-2020 academic year) dedicated their summer to the writing of their LLM papers – a key output of the programme.

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Intense, comprehensive, rich and rewarding: the Geneva Academy’s LLM in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights is the foundation of all of my subsequent professional opportunities and, even several years on, the substance continues to inform my work on a daily basis.

David Tuck

Legal Adviser to the Operations for the Near and Middle East at the International Committee of the Red Cross

Scholarships

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.

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Faculty

LLM students have the opportunity to be taught by leading academics in the fields of international humanitarian law and human rights.

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Career Opportunities

Our objective is to produce graduates who will be leaders in the humanitarian, human rights and transitional justice fields.

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Research

Our research examines issues that are under-explored, need clarification, or are unconventional, experimental or challenging.

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