UN Photo / Elma Okic
Our LLM students have the opportunity, during Spring Semester, to acquire first-hand professional experience via internships with Geneva-based humanitarian and human rights actors. These include the International Committee of the Red Cross, the International Law Commission, or Geneva Call.
Places in this internship programme are limited and offered via a competitive selection process carried out by our partner organizations. For selected students, internships replace two optional courses and can be validated for 6 ECTS credits.
For the 2022–2023 academic year, we are offering students internships with the following institutions:*
*This list is subject to change.
As an intern with the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) Business and Human Rights Division, I conducted legal analysis in support of ICJ’s interventions before national courts and represented the ICJ before the United Nations working groups on private military companies and the treaty on business and human rights. Through these experiences, I enriched my understanding of international law and advocacy, while working to protect the human rights of people facing the consequences of unchecked business activities.
Half of the class of our LLM in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights – 20 students – pleaded on Sunday 20 May at Villa Moynier on the 2008 South Ossetia armed conflict between Russia and Georgia.
As every year and in the framework of the IHL core course given by Professor Marco Sassòli, 16 students of our LLM in IHL and Human Rights pleaded on the 2014 armed conflict in and around Gaza.
This event, co-organized with Amnesty International, will discuss the gains made since the UDHR adoption, challenges to the international normative framework on human rights and what the international community needs to do for a better future.