Villa Moynier

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Where the Geneva Academy is Based

The Geneva Academy is headquartered at the Villa Moynier, a historic villa surrounded by a beautiful park with a view of Lake Geneva and Mont Blanc.

The Villa houses our research, Student Office, teaching assistants, administrative staff, events, training and classes for our Executive Master in International Law in Armed Conflict. It is accessible to people with disabilities.

COVID-19 and Access to Villa Moynier

Due to sanitary measures related to the COVID-19 pandemic, access to Villa Moynier is limited to those who have a valid Swiss COVID Certificate or an EU Digital COVID Certificate.

Access to public events at Villa Moynier is limited to people who have been vaccinated or have recovered from COVID-19 (2G).

A face mask must also be worn at the Villa Moynier at all times.

The Antonio Cassese Room

The main conference room on the ground floor of Villa Moynier is named after Antonio Cassese, in honour of this pioneering international lawyer on international law and institutions.

In the Heart of International Geneva

Villa Moynier is close to public transport, the train station and the city centre. It is also walking distance from most international organizations like the United Nations (UN), International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Office of the UN Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), International Organization for Migration (IOM) and UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

A Larger Campus

Villa Moynier forms part of the Graduate Institute’s Campus de la paix and is five minutes’ walk from the Maison de la paix.

A Historic Location

Villa Moynier was the property of Gustave Moynier, the first President of the ICRC. It served as headquarters for the ICRC between 1933 and 1946.

Masters

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

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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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Publications

Our publications address current issues and challenges and stimulate debates in the academic community and in policy-making institutions and governments.

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Executive Education

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

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Police officers during a demonstration Event

Discussion on the UN Guidelines for Lawyers in Support of Peaceful Assemblies

24 January 2022, 13:30-15:00

This event aims at promoting the use of the new Guidelines for Lawyers in Support to Peaceful Assemblies within legal professions.

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Ten Alumni Featured in the New Edition of the International Review of the Red Cross on Emerging Voices

16 December 2021

Ten alumni – six from our LLM in IHL and Human Rights and two from our MAS in Transitional Justice – published an article in the new edition of the International Review of the Red Cross that features emerging voices in the field of humanitarian law, policy and action.

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Pilot Exercise Brings UN Treaty Bodies from Geneva to the Field

14 December 2021

From 7 to 9 December 2021, the Geneva Human Rights Platform conducted in Sierra Leone and in collaboration with the Commonwealth Secretariat a pilot of a United Nations (UN) treaty bodies (TBs) focused review – i.e. a review carried out between the reporting cycles at the national level and designed to discuss how countries implement specific recommendations issued by UN TBs.

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