LLM students at their IHL course, April 2021 News

Our Students Partially Find their Way Back to Face-to-Face Classes

30 April 2021

As of Monday 26 April and the partial lifting of COVID-19 restrictions by the Swiss authorities, students of our three master's programmes  partially returned to class.

LLm Pleadings on Gaza at the Geneva Academy News

LLM Students Successfully Plead Face-to-Face and Online on the Gaza 2014 Conflict

27 April 2021

In the framework of our LLM in IHL and Human Rights, students pleaded during the entire day of 24 April 2021 for Israel and for Palestine arguing that the side they represent has respected IHL while the adverse side has violated IHL.

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

I think the LLM at the Geneva Academy is an incredible opportunity to learn about humanitarian law, international criminal law and human rights, being challenged daily by professors who are internationally renowned experts.

Annabelle Gagnon-Bischoff

Bosco Ntaganda Defence Team, International Crimonal Court

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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