The Faculty

LLM students have the opportunity to be taught by leading academics in the fields of international humanitarian law and human rights.

Marco Sassòli

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

Paola Gaeta

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

Andrea Bianchi

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

Vincent Chetail

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

Neus Torbisco-Casals

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

Marko Milanovic

Professor of Public International Law at the University of Nottingham School of Law

Gabriella Citroni

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

Nils Melzer

Swiss Human Rights Chair at the Geneva Academy

Antonio Coco

Departmental Lecturer in Public International Law at the University of Oxford

Patryk I. Labuda

Postdoctoral Fellow at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy

Ahmed Al-Dawoody

Legal Adviser for Islamic Law and Jurisprudence at the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

Jean-Marie Henckaerts

Head of Commentaries Update Unit, Legal Division, International Committee of the Red Cross

Eric Steinmyller

Consultant and Trainer on International Humanitarian Law and Maritime Law Enforcement Issues

Annyssa Bellal

Senior Research Fellow and Strategic Adviser on International Humanitarian Law

Christophe Golay

Senior Research Fellow and Strategic Adviser on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

George Dvaladze

Teaching Assistant

Lukas Hafner

Teaching Assistant

Pavle Kilibarda

Teaching Assistant

Joshua Niyo

Teaching Assistant

Öykü Irmakkesen

Teaching Assistant

Alessandra Spadaro

Teaching Assistant

To teach International Humanitarian Law (IHL) at the Geneva Academy is a unique pleasure and challenge: nowhere else will you find so many brilliant young people from all around the world, keen to specialize in IHL and to work in this field; nowhere else will I be subject to so many challenging questions on the most cutting-edge IHL issues, many of which I discover thanks to the students, but some of which I am perfectly unable to answer.

Marco Sassòli

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

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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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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Events

Our events provide a critical and scholarly forum for experts and practitioners to debate topical humanitarian, human rights and transitional justice issues.

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Research

Our research examines issues that are under-explored, need clarification, or are unconventional, experimental or challenging.

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