Maud Bonnet

Maud Bonnet

Executive Director

Areas of expertise

International Humanitarian Law  /  Armed Non-State Actors  /  Disarmament  /  Communication  /  Finance  /  Human Resources  /  Resource Mobilization

Maud Bonnet is the Executive Director at the Geneva Academy.

Before joining the Geneva Academy, she worked at Geneva Call, a humanitarian organization, as Director of External Relations and Support, and previously as Director of Communication and External Relations.
Prior to joining Geneva Call, Maud worked at the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR), the International Organization for Migration (IOM), and at the Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining (GICHD).

Maud holds a Master of Advanced Studies in International Humanitarian Law from the Geneva Academy and a Certificate of Advanced Studies in Management of non-profit Organization from the University of Geneva.

Masters

We are a leading education institution in international humanitarian law, human rights and transitional justice.

Read more

Research

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

Read more

Executive Education

We provide training and short courses for professionals who want to deepen their expertise in a specific issue.

Read more

Events

Our events provide a critical and scholarly forum for experts and practitioners to debate topical humanitarian, human rights and transitional justice issues.

Read more

A session of the UN Human Rights Committee News

Promoting Quality, Independent and Diverse Treaty Body Membership

23 November 2021

Our new Working Paper Promoting Quality, Independent and Diverse Treaty Body Membership discuss the membership of UN treaty bodies, a key issue to ensure proper human rights protection and the credibility of the overall system.

Read more >

2021 Graduation Ceremony News

89 Students Graduated from our Three Master’s Programmes

12 November 2021

89 students graduated last week from our three master’s programmes – 48 for our LLM in IHL and Human Rights, 27 for our MAS in Transitional Justice and 14 for our Executive Master.

Read more >

A Private Afghan Security Company technical armed with a DShK heavy machine gun sits along the side of a road. U.S.Forces stopped this security company's convoy due to reports from locals claiming that the security company had been shooting sporadic gunfi News

The Involvement of Mercenaries and Private Military Security Companies in Armed Conflicts: What does IHL Say?

9 November 2021

Several armed conflicts classified in our RULAC online portal see the participation of mercenaries or private military security companies alongside states’ armed forces. Dr Chiara Redaelli, in charge of RULAC and an expert in IHL, answers our questions regarding what IHL says about this phenomenon.

Read more >