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The Geneva Human Rights Platform: A Dynamic Forum to Discuss and Debate Topical Human Rights Issues and Challenges

22 June 2018

The Geneva Human Rights Platform provides a dynamic forum in Geneva for all stakeholders in the field of human rights – experts, practitioners, diplomats and civil society – to discuss and debate topical issues and challenges. Relying on academic research and findings, it aims at enabling various actors to become better connected, break down silos and, hence, advance human rights.

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.

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

Swiss National Science Foundation Professor at the Law Faculty of 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

The knowledge I acquired at the Geneva Academy has proved extremely useful in my daily activities as a legal officer. And the fellow students I spent long hours in the library with are still among my closest friends.

Emilie Max, Legal Officer, Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs

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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