The press is briefed by the representatives of the UN Commission of Inquiry on Burundi, Palais des Nations. 5 September 2018 Event

International Humanitarian Law in the Work of United Nations Human Rights Bodies

2 November 2018, 13:15-14:45

This panel will focus on the practicalities of how international humanitarian law is used and the role it plays in the work of the UN human rights machinery.

Homs (Syria), Homs. Destroyed buildings. Event

Forced Displacement and Demographic Engineering in Syria

7 November 2018, 17:30-19:00

In the context of the 2018 Geneva Peace Week and in partnership with the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI), this event will address forced displacement and demographic engineering in Syria.

The Faculty

Gloria Gaggioli

Swiss National Science Foundation Professor at the Law Faculty of the University of Geneva and Lecturer at the University of Neuchâtel

Marco Sassòli

Director of the Geneva Academy and Professor of International Law at the University of Geneva

Robert Kolb

Professor of Public International Law at the Law Faculty, University of Geneva

William A. Schabas

Professor of International Law at Middlesex University, London

Vincent Chetail

Professor of International Law at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies

Giovanni Distefano

Professor of International Law at the University of Neuchatel

Executive Education

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Career Opportunities

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Alumni

The Geneva Academy alumni community is made up of over 700 members who work worldwide in the humanitarian and human rights fields.

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Course Catalogue

Courses cover the law of armed conflict, international human rights law and international criminal law, and also address current issues and challenges.

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Teaching and interacting with students from all over the world and with such diverse backgrounds is an experience unrivalled in its rewards. In fact, my classes have become a place where we share our respective knowledge, my role being that of recalling over and over the role of public international law in the participants’ everyday professional lives, allowing them to strengthen and enhance the impact of their arguments.

Giovanni Distefano

Professor of International Law at the University of Neuchatel