The Executive Master in International Law in Armed Conflict in a Nutshell

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What

The Executive Master in International Law in Armed Conflict is:

  • A part-time programme for professionals with demanding jobs and responsibilities that can be followed in Geneva or online
  • An in-depth study of the following areas: international law, International humanitarian law (IHL), international human rights law (IHRL), international criminal law (ICL) and the interplay between them
  • A focus on topical and emerging issues like the regime of sanctions in international law, preventing and combating terrorism or peacebuilding in post-conflict and fragile situations
  • A prestigious faculty composed of leading academics and renowned experts and practitioners who are abreast of the latest developments and debates
  • Access to our events which provide a critical and scholarly forum for experts and practitioners to discuss and debate topical issues in IHL, IHRL and ICL
  • A degree conferred by two prestigious academic institutions

Why

10 reasons for choosing the Executive Master at the Geneva Academy:

  • Designed for professionals who want to pursue an advanced master’s degree while working at the same time
  • Possibility to follow the programme online or in Geneva
  • A leading institution in the field of IHL and IHRL
  • A response to the growing need for specialists to address current challenges and situations
  • The opportunity to acquire a thorough understanding of the laws of war and how to apply them in complex contemporary contexts
  • A programme that forms high-level professionals who want to acquire additional responsibilities or move their career forward
  • A personal teaching style that encourages interaction between participants and lecturers
  • Ongoing exchanges with other participants: 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
  • A master’s thesis that allows participants to investigate a subject of special interest and deepen their knowledge and expertise through research as well as exchanges with experts, scholars and practitioners
  • A unique human experience during which all those involved (participants, faculty and resident staff) develop long-term bonds

How

  • 60 ECTS Credits
  • Courses dispatched in four different modules that provide a firm grounding in public international law, IHL, IHRL and ICL
  • Tutorials ahead of exams that allow participants to revise and discuss concepts and issues addressed in class
  • The writing of a master’s paper
  • A graduation ceremony
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Executive Master in International Law in Armed Conflict: What Participants Say

1 June 2021

Collins Odhiambo is a Captain in the Kenyan Air Force and just completed a one-and-a-half-year assignment with the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA). In this interview, he tells about the programme, distance learning and what it brings to his daily work.

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Executive Master in International Law in Armed Conflict: What Participants Say

27 April 2021

Chantal Touma follows our Executive Master in International Law in Armed Conflict online while working as Legal Adviser at the International Committee of the Red Cross Legal Department in Damascus. In this interview, she tells about the programme, distance learning and what it brings to her career.

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Executive Master in International Law in Armed Conflict: What Alumni Say

19 April 2021

Diego Ruiz Gayol is a Mexican diplomat working at the Permanent Mission of Mexico to the UN in Geneva where he is in charge of human rights issues. In this interview, he tells about the programme and what it brought to his career.

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The Executive Master in International Law in Armed Conflict is a special opportunity to acquire, while working, a strong knowledge of public international law, international humanitarian law, international criminal law and human rights law. I need to learn about these topics and I can’t join a full-time programme due to my work commitments.

Ziad Ayoubi

Head of Livelihoods and Economic Inclusion, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)