The Swiss Human Rights (HR) Chair develops and promotes the Geneva Academy's expertise in HR via policy work, cutting-edge research, expert meetings, the development of partnerships and teaching.
The position is currently vacant.
Professor Nils Melzer has been the Swiss HR Chair at the Geneva Academy from March 2016 to June 2022. He was also during that time (November 2016 to March 2022) the UN Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment or punishment.
From 14 to 20 November, flags with the Geneva Academy’s logo will be flying on the Mont-Blanc Bridge on the occasion of our 15th anniversary.
Since our creation 15 years ago, we've been led by five Directors: Professor Andrew Clapham, Professor Paola Gaeta, Professor Robert Roth, Professor Marco Sassòli and Professor Gloria Gaggioli. Discover our photo gallery where they tell what the Geneva Academy represents to them.