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New Course on the Islamic Law of Armed Conflict

12 February 2018

Students of our LLM in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights and Master of Advanced Studies in Transitional Justice, Human Rights and the Rule of Law will have the opportunity, during the Spring semester, to follow an optional course on the Islamic law of armed conflict. The course is also open to a limited number of external participants.

Foysal Quazi Omar in front of Quai Wilson in Geneva News

LLM in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights: What our Students Say

18 December 2017

In this interview, Quazi Omar Foysal, currently enrolled in our LLM in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights, tells us about the programme, teaching, life in Geneva and what he plans to do after.

The Faculty

Paola Gaeta

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

Andrew Clapham

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

Gloria Gaggioli

Assistant Professor and Grant Holder of Excellence at the University of Geneva

William A. Schabas

Professor of International Law at Middlesex University, London

Noam Lubell

Swiss Chair of International Humanitarian Law at the Geneva Academy and Professor of Public International Law and Head of the School of Law at the University of Essex

Neus Torbisco-Casals

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

Studying at the Geneva Academy was one of the greatest experiences I have ever had in my life. It allowed me to meet with colleagues from all around the world with whom I share common interests and values, and to study with those professors whose books everyone refers to. It enabled me to acquire tools to address professional challenges.

Ezequiel Heffes, Thematic Legal Advisor, Geneva Call

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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