Olivier Chamard / Geneva Academy
The programme is structured around four modules that provide a solid theoretical and practical knowledge of the law that applies to armed conflicts. Modules are complemented by a five-day intensive extracurricular seminar, Leading in the Human Rights Council, and the writing of a master’s thesis.
This module comprises courses on the sources and subjects of public international law, sanctions in public international law, and the rules that govern the use of force in international law and the ‘Responsibility to Protect’.
This module comprises courses on the basic principles of international humanitarian law (IHL), the protection of persons and property in international armed conflict, the classification of armed conflicts and the law of non-international armed conflicts.
This module comprises courses on international human rights law, the interplay between IHL and human rights, international refugee law, and preventing and combating terrorism.
This module comprises courses on international criminal law and the system of international criminal justice.
One of the core outputs of the Executive Master is a master’s thesis written under the guidance of a faculty memberthat allows participants to investigate a subject of special interest and deepen their knowledge and expertise through research as well as exchanges with experts, scholars and practitioners. Participants are not required to remain on campus or in Geneva to write their thesis.