Public Events

Opening lecture of the 2016-2017 academic year Opening lecture of the 2016-2017 academic year

Addressing Key Issues

A major advantage of being a student at the Geneva Academy is having access to our broad range of public events featuring key experts and issues in international humanitarian law, human rights and transitional justice.

Leading Thinkers and Speakers

We host some of the world’s leading thinkers and speakers on international humanitarian law, human rights and transitional justice who share their research, views and experiences and directly touch upon topics addressed in our programmes. These lectures are free to attend, open to the public and take place at lunchtime or in the evening.

Our students also have access to conferences and public events organized by the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, the University of Geneva and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).

International Film Festival and Forum for Human Rights

Every year in early March, the International Film Festival and Forum for Human Rights (FIFDH) – one of the world’s most important events dedicated to film and human rights – provides a great opportunity to engage with films, documentaries and debates on burning human rights and humanitarian topics.

Our Masters

Yemen, Aden, Kreiter. A civil rescue service volunteer takes a break from pulling out trapped people and dead bodies from beneath the rubble.

LLM in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights

Our LLM in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights is one of the most innovative and intellectually challenging programmes in international humanitarian law and human rights offered in Europe today.

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Guatemala, photos of disappeared on a wall

Master in Transitional Justice, Human Rights and the Rule of Law

Our Master in Transitional Justice, Human Rights and the Rule of Law is designed for young professionals who want to acquire high-level academic education and real-world practice in the field of transitional justice, human rights and the rule of law.

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Syria, Aleppo, Sheikh Massoud neighbourhood, near the frontline. Fighters of the Free Syrian Army.

Executive Master in International Law in Armed Conflict

Our Executive Master in International Law in Armed Conflict is one of the few part-time, innovative and intellectually challenging programmes in international humanitarian law and human rights offered today.

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A frame of the UN film on the UDHR News

From the Nuremberg Trials to Now, Philippe Sands Examines International Law’s Development

13 December 2018

In this public lecture, Professor Philip Sands explained – on the basis of  his research on two prominent founders of contemporary international law (Hersch Lauterpacht and Raphael Lemkin) and his own family’s experience – how international law has developed by protecting at the same time the individual (according to Lauterpacht's vision) and the group, with the success of Lemkin's endeavour towards a convention on the prevention and prohibition of genocide.

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Alumni during the 2017 alumni gathering Event

2019 Alumni Gathering

25 May 2019

We are delighted to invite all our alumni for the 2019 Alumni Gathering that will take place on Saturday 25 May 2019 in Geneva!

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The 2018 Graduation Ceremony: view of the public News

Three Students Rewarded for their Exceptional Academic Work at the 2018 Graduation Ceremony

30 October 2018

Every year, at the Graduation Ceremony, three students are rewarded for their exceptional academic work via three prices: the Henry Dunant Research Prize, the Best LLM Paper Prize and the Best MTJ Paper Prize.

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