Portrait of Dr Helen Durham Event

Opening Lecture – Respect for International Humanitarian Law in the 21st Century: Utopian Dream or Pragmatic Reality?

18 October 2021, 18:00-19:30

Dr Helen Durham, Director of International Law and Policy at the ICRC, will address the legal, operational and political imperative of the international community continuing to work towards the application and implementation of IHL.

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New Podcast Series Hosted by Professor Gaeta Discusses the Challenges Raised by Lethal Autonomous Weapons

6 September 2021

In the new podcast series ‘Lethal Autonomous Weapons: 10 Things We Want to Know’ launched in July, Professor Paola Gaeta and her research team discuss with other experts the challenges and problems raised by lethal autonomous weapons (‘LAWS‘).

The Faculty

Gloria Gaggioli

Director of the Geneva Academy and Associate/SNF Professor at the Law Faculty, University of Geneva

Marco Sassòli

Professor of International Law at the University of Geneva

Andrew Clapham

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

Paola Gaeta

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

Robin Geiß

Swiss Chair of International Humanitarian Law at the Geneva Academy and Professor of International Law and Security at the University Of Glasgow

Nils Melzer

Swiss Human Rights Chair at the Geneva Academy , Professor of International Law at the University of Glasgow and UN Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.

William A. Schabas

Professor of International Law at Middlesex University, London

Gabriella Citroni

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

Annyssa Bellal

Senior Research Fellow and Strategic Adviser on International Humanitarian Law

While the focus is on humanitarian law in all its aspects, the LLM also provides a thorough base in other aspects of international law, which makes it a versatile degree that can lead to a wide variety of career paths, such as mine, working for the Belgian asylum office.

Eline Goovaerts

Legal Service, Office of the Commissioner-General for Refugees and Stateless Persons, Brussels

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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