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Twenty Pages to Address Topical IHL and Human Rights Issues

10 September 2019

Students of our LLM in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights spent most of their summer working on their LLM papers: around 20 pages to discuss a specific issue in international humanitarian law and human rights in armed conflict.

Portrait of Anna and Paula at the UN News

A Rewarding First Participation in the Mandela Moot Court Competition

25 July 2019

Our two LLM students, Anna Lochhead-Sperling and Paula Padrino Vilela participated in the oral rounds of the Nelson Mandela Moot Court. A great opportunity to put into practice the human rights notions learned in class, meet other law students from all around the world and train public speaking and presentation skills.

The Faculty

Paola Gaeta

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

Marco Sassòli

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

Neus Torbisco-Casals

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

Gloria Gaggioli

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

William A. Schabas

Professor of International Law at Middlesex University, London

Gabriella Citroni

Professor of International Human Rights Law at the University of Milano-Bicocca

Nils Melzer

Swiss Human Rights Chair at the Geneva Academy

Vincent Chetail

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

The LLM programme has a very transversal approach to the different branches of public international law and it allows students to get a solid exposure to practical work via participation in moot courts or internships.

Guillem Puri Plana

2017–2018 LLM Student

Course Catalogue

Core courses provide a solid legal basis and understanding of public international law, international humanitarian law, international human rights law, international refugee law and international criminal law.

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Military Briefings

This unique series of events relating to military institutions and the law aims to improve our students’ knowledge of military actors and operations.

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Moot Courts

Our LLM students can participate in two moot courts, the prestigious Jean-Pictet Competition on international humanitarian law and the Nuremberg Moot Court Competition.

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Internships

Our LLM students have the opportunity to acquire first-hand professional experience via internships with Geneva-based humanitarian and human rights actors

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