Our new short courses in international law in armed conflict are now online.
These courses form part of our Executive Master in International Law in Armed Conflict. They are open to professionals – diplomats, lawyers, legal advisers, judges, NGO staff, human rights advocates, media specialists, professionals working in emergency situations, UN staff and staff from other international organizations – who want to deepen their expertise in a specific issue.
Courses – ten in total – provide participants with in-depth legal knowledge in issues like international refugee law, the classification of armed conflicts, preventing and combating terrorism, leading in the Human Rights Council, sanctions in public international law or peacebuilding in post-conflict and fragile situations.
Each course consists of five weekly classes held on Thursday or Friday (evenings or afternoons).
Applications must be submitted via an online form and need to include:
We added nine military occupations to our Rule of Law in Armed Conflicts (RULAC) online database. Visitors can discover them either by browsing the map or by browsing conflicts per types or regions.
The project will be coordinated by Jérôme de Hemptinne, Lecturer at the Geneva Academy, under the Direction of Robert Kolb, Professor at the University of Geneva and at the Geneva Academy.
This year's edition will take place in London and will notably discuss the global system for accountability, reparations and justice, the qualification of armed conflict, armed gangs and organized crime and emerging military technologies.
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 Geneva Academy team followed the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) negotiations and provided key information on the negotiations, notably via a daily blog.
Launched in 2016, this project aimed to identify whether, to what extent and under what circumstances armed non-state actors incur obligations under international humanitarian law (IHL) and international human rights (HR) law.