Award

Recognizing Exceptional Academic Work

Graduation Ceremony Graduation Ceremony

The Master of Advanced Studies in Transitional Justice, Human Rights and the Rule of Law (MTJ) promotes academic excellence and independent critical thinking. One of its core outputs is a master’s paper on a specific topic related to transitional justice, written under the guidance of a Faculty member.

Best MTJ Paper Prize

Awarded every year during the Graduation Ceremony, the Best MTJ Paper Prize distinguishes a graduating student for a master's 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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News

New Geneva Academy Podcast Series on Contemporary Issues Related to War(s)

14 October 2022

In and Around War(s) is a new podcast series of the Geneva Academy on contemporary legal issues related to wars.

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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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The programme provided me with an opportunity to step back, consolidate and reflect on my past experiences in a way that I was not able to do while actively working. The result was a greater appreciation of how different disciplines and tactical approaches can be utilized to advance justice. I emerged from the programme a strong advocate for transformative transitional justice.

Andrew Songa

Delegate to the African Union for the International Federation for Human Rights

Core Courses

Core courses are mandatory and are spread over the two semesters. They cover central theoretical and practical issues in the fields of transitional justice, human rights and the rule of law.

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Internships

Internships allow our students to acquire first-hand professional experience via internships with leading actors and agencies in the field of transitional justice.

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Our Campus

Our campus spans from Geneva’s international area to downtown Geneva with its vibrant cultural life.

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Student Life

Our Master in Transitional Justice, Human Rights and the Rule of Law is organized around intimate learning communities enabling close interaction between students and professors.

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