UN Photo / Elma Okic
Our LLM students have the opportunity, during Spring Semester, to acquire first-hand professional experience via internships with Geneva-based humanitarian and human rights actors. These include the International Committee of the Red Cross, the International Law Commission, or Geneva Call.
Places in this internship programme are limited and offered via a competitive selection process carried out by our partner organizations. For selected students, internships replace two optional courses and can be validated for 6 ECTS credits.
For the 2022–2023 academic year, we are offering students internships with the following institutions:*
*This list is subject to change.
During my LLM I interned with TRIAL International, working on universal jurisdiction and the TRIAL Watch database. Tracking down the prosecution of international crimes before domestic courts was a truly engaging task: justice happens oftentimes far from the spotlight, in lesser-known cases that demand our attention and deserve public recognition.
Half of the class of our LLM in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights – 20 students – pleaded on Sunday 20 May at Villa Moynier on the 2008 South Ossetia armed conflict between Russia and Georgia.
As every year and in the framework of the IHL core course given by Professor Marco Sassòli, 16 students of our LLM in IHL and Human Rights pleaded on the 2014 armed conflict in and around Gaza.
This event, co-organized with Amnesty International, will discuss the gains made since the UDHR adoption, challenges to the international normative framework on human rights and what the international community needs to do for a better future.