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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Cover page of the 2018 Annual Report on Universal Jurisdiction Event

Universal Jurisdiction: Bridging the Accountability Gap and Providing Justice to Victims

26 June 2018, 12:15-14:00

Panelists will discuss the 2018 Annual Report on Universal Jurisdiction published annually by TRIAL International.

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Libya, Fighters are seen in a house during an attack against militants. IHL Talks

Assessing Grounds for the Use of Force in Non-International Armed Conflict: What Legal Framework?

27 June 2018, 12:45-14:15

This IHL Talk will discuss the legal framework for assessing the lawfulness of the use of force in non-international armed conflicts with regard to members of armed groups and how this relates to current state practice.

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Syria, Aleppo, Al-Swaiqa. Destructions at the entrance of one of the ancient bazars in the city. Current Issues in Armed Conflict Conference

Current Issues in Armed Conflict Conference

29 June 2018, 10:00-19:30

This year's edition will take place in London and will notably discuss the global system for accountability, reparations and justice, the qualification of armed conflict, armed gangs and organized crime and emerging military technologies.

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