Awards

Recognizing Exceptional Academic Work

Picture of the winner of the 2016 Henry Dunant Prize Picture of the winner of the 2016 Henry Dunant Prize

Every year, we award two prizes to graduating students for their exceptional academic work.

The Henry Dunant Prize

The Henry Dunant Prize, worth 5,000 Swiss Francs, is presented to a member of the graduating class for an original and didactical LLM paper that deepens, strengthens and renews the ideals and commitment of Henry Dunant. Through this award, the Henry Dunant Prize Foundation and the Geneva Academy motivate young people to disseminate knowledge on international rules that protect victims of armed conflict and states of emergency.

The recipients of the Henry Dunant Prize also have the opportunity to publish their paper in the International Review of the Red Cross, a leading publication on international humanitarian law, humanitarian policy and humanitarian action.

The Best LLM Paper Prize

The Best LLM Paper Prize distinguishes a graduating student for an LLM paper of exceptional academic quality.

View of the 2022 Graduation Ceremony News

Three Prizes Awarded to Graduating Students for their Exceptional Academic Work

7 November 2022

These prizes – the Henry Dunant Research Prize, the Best LLM Paper Prize and the Best MTJ Paper Prize –, awarded during the Graduation Ceremony, recognize the exceptional academic work of three graduating students.

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Iraq, 2017, Mosul. Children playing in the streets. Many of the houses and civilian infrastructure has been destroyed during the offensives. News

Delving into Topical Humanitarian, Human Rights and Transitional Justice Questions

27 September 2022

Students of our LLM in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights and MAS in Transitional Justice who will graduate in October dedicated their summer to the writing of their LLM and MTJ papers – a key output of both programmes.

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Henry Dunant at 68 News

The Henry Dunant Prize’s Winning Article will be Published in the International Review of the Red Cross

18 May 2021

Since this academic year, recipients of the Henry Dunant Prize will have the opportunity to publish their paper in the International Review of the Red Cross, a leading publication on IHL, humanitarian policy and humanitarian action.

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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

Scholarships

We offer scholarships to outstanding students who are unable to secure the funding required to cover tuition fees and/or the cost of living in Geneva.

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Faculty

LLM students have the opportunity to be taught by leading academics in the fields of international humanitarian law and human rights.

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Career Opportunities

Our objective is to produce graduates who will be leaders in the humanitarian, human rights and transitional justice fields.

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Research

Our research examines issues that are under-explored, need clarification, or are unconventional, experimental or challenging.

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