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13 October - 1 November 2022
Application start 17 August 2022
Application end 29 September 2022
Fee: 1250 Swiss Francs

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Introduction to International Human Rights Law

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Descriptive

This online short course will provide participants with an introduction to substantive human rights law. It will start with an introduction to the nature and sources of international human rights law and its place in the international legal system.

The course will then provide a presentation of the main principles applicable to substantive rights (jurisdiction, obligation and limitations).

Chosen cases and topics will finally be explored to give concrete examples of current dilemmas and challenges. At the end of the course, participants will be in a position to understand how international human rights law works as a legal system and to understand the major legal controversies and challenges in the field.

Online

This is an online short course.

Audience

This short course forms part of the Geneva Academy Executive Master in International Law in Armed Conflict. It is 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 are not enrolled in the Executive Master and who want to deepen their expertise in this specific issue.

Schedule

Courses take place online during lunchtime on:

  • Thursday 13 October 2022, 12:00 – 14:00
  • Friday 14 October 2022, 12:00 – 14:00
  • Monday 17 October 2022, 12:00 – 14:00
  • Monday 24 October 2022, 12:00 – 14:00
  • Thursday 27 October 2022, 12:00 – 14:00
  • Friday 28 October 2022, 12:00 – 14:00
  • Tuesday 1st November 2022, 12:00 – 14:00 (tutorial)

Fee

The fee for this short course is 1,250 Swiss Francs. In case of cancellation by the participants, CHF 200 won't be returned.

Certificate

Participants obtain a certificate at the end of the course (no ECTS credits are gained).

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted via this online form.

Your application will have to include:

  • A short motivation letter (no more than one page)
  • Your curriculum vitae
  • Proof of your competence in English (a certificate or statement highlighting your solid background in English)
  • A valid copy of your visa or residence permit for candidates wishing to follow the short course in Geneva (only applicants who require a visa to enter the Schengen area)

Once admitted to the course, participants receive instructions on how to pay. Proof of payment is required before you begin the course.

Professor and Lecturer

Portrait of Olivier de Frouville

Olivier de Frouville

Professor of Public Law at the University of Paris 2 (Panthéon-Assas) and Director of the Paris Human Rights Center

Olivier de Frouville is also the Vice-Chair of the UN Committee on Enforced Disappearances

Location

Online course

Access

The course will be conducted online using the ZOOM platform.

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